Facebook spins money for budding Motswana entrepreneur

Khumagadi Setlhare
Khumagadi Setlhare

What started as mere passion for gadgets and technology has suddenly metamorphosed into a money-spinning business for Khumagadi Setlhare.

The bubbly Gaborone-based young woman, popularly known as Cyoyo, is making money through selling cellular phones as an agent for retail stores. “I sell brand new phones that are boxed and sealed from shops with warranty,” she explained.

Setlhare started her business on Facebook in May 2014 when she was playing the ‘middleman’ between a seller and a buyer. “I used to sell a variety of things, then suddenly I developed more interest in my phones and I had the urge to start hustling,” she said.  She said she secured deals with shop owners after they saw her good intentions. She got a deal to sell phones from stores at a discounted suppliers rate. She has acquired exclusive rights to sell phones  from six stores in Gaborone. She acquires phones from the retail stores on a supplier’s rate and sells them to the customers at a cheaper price and gets a commission. “The customers have to make appointments with me first for me to be able to allow the shop to sell to them at a cheaper price as I am the only person that can give the clients those cheaper prices,” she explained with a twinkle in her eye.

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