Gamuchirai Christine Zari, a 22-year-old from Johannesburg, South Africa, creates and markets cute teddy bears to support her family.
Christine, who uses wool to crochet adorableteddies and other stuffed animals, said in an interview with Briefly Newsthat she launched her little business, Christine’s Teddy Bears, in 2017:
“l work from home and sell [my teddies] in the streets and markets. l started this business because my mom couldn’t afford fees for me, so l had to drop out of school.”
Christine decided to learn how to crochet from her friend because of her family’s financial situation and her desire to use it to help her family. The last thing she wanted was to be poor, so she had to do innovative, she said. After her crochet classes with her friend, she got a loan from her to start her business. She added
Currently, Christine uses the money she earns selling the toys to support her mother, brothers, and son. According to her, she has dreams of opening her own company and supplying her teddy bears to many stores.
You can support or place your order for Christine’s Teddy Bear by contacting Christine via her WhatsApp @ +27 64 368 1507
Or Facebook and Instagram @Christine’s Teddy Bears.