Portia Mtelekiso, 43

Mother of two, Lives in Paarl I’m 43, with two kids. I like to be independent. I had two jobs before that didn’t work out. Then Penny told the women in my community about TCB, fortunately I was among them. When I got there I had doubts because of the appearance of the people. They were amazing and … Read more

Besley Malumane

37, Johannesburg, Sharing my experiences so that others can find themselves, like I did Before Besley joined TCB, she had big dreams and tried many things, but gave up easily. She says her life was more like a nightmare.  She was living from hand to mouth and her self confidence was very low. Besley is … Read more

Lerato Ndluli, 40

Johannesburg, I want to share my story to inspire people so that they can see how much their lives can change Lerato’s life before TCB was very difficult. As the first born of 5 children, when both her parents passed away, she had to take on the responsibility. Living on child support grants, often not … Read more

Bright Sigonyela

Daughters: 7 & 5 years, single Crossroads  TAB changed my life, because I was just one of the guys in the location. I was not doing nothing, just sit at home, walking around, sometimes getting a piece job but it was not helping. Since I started here, I see my life is changing. If you can … Read more

Nombulelo Magunya

The Clothing Bank beneficiary and graduate.Currently a TCB ambassador. Lives in Langa, Cape Town My name is Nombulelo Magunya. I’m from Umtata,  but I moved to Cape Town in 2004. Currently, I am staying in Langa. I have 2 kids: my girl is 16 yrs old now and my boy is 13. I also have one … Read more

Siyasanga Zenani

24 years old, Khayelista, I used to live with my parents and my three younger siblings. I am the first born.  joined TAB in 2021 – that’s when I started. I didn’t pass my matric in high school, but I wanted to. So I went to rewrite my matric, but I didn’t get the results. … Read more

Philiswa Nkomo

42, Khayelitsha, I grew up in Langa and went to school there. I moved to Bellville when I got a job with the City of Cape Town and worked there for seven years. While there, I wanted to follow my dream – to become a fashion designer and make clothes! I always wanted to have … Read more

Phatiswa Botya

32, Khayelitsha, I was attending school and did consumer studies. My focus area was design. My mother used to sew, and that’s what inspired me. I wanted to be a designer. After my matriculation, I wanted to study design at UCT, but my marks were not good enough. I stayed at home and went to … Read more

Kanyisa Mtshemla

39, Khayelitsha, I am a businesswoman. I did a sewing course when I was young, and then I got a job at TFG and made clothes for seven years. In 2019 I resigned because I wanted to own my own business. I joined TCB and started buying an selling clothing. I graduated in 2021 with … Read more

Pheliwe Mbengo

36, Gugulethu, My name is Pheliwe Mbengo. I’m 36 years of age and reside in Guguletu. Before I joined TCB my life was not of a good standard because of unemployment. I can say my life was difficult. I completed my matric in 2004. Then I did some short courses in IT A+ and Networking. … Read more