Graduate Finds Niche In Textile Design

Lone Basupi
Lone Basupi

FRANCISTOWN: With her flourishing business, from the dusty roads of Mandunyane village, 26-year-old Lone Basupi has defied the odds and found an innovative way of making money in order to put food on the table.

She is a living proof that dedication and passion wins against all odds especially coming from a family of six and a single mother of one and at some point being forced to work whilst a tertiary student due to having a limited budget.

The textile design graduate from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology operates a home-based business named Afriforte, which means African excellence. Afriforte deals with designing and manufacturing wide range of bags elegantly hand crafted. The business is located at Mandunyane village, which is approximately 35 km from the second city.

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