CareSA Designs had a lovely experience showing off all its crochet craft at the five day Kwa Zulu Natal Christmas Craft Market this December.
In the spirit of entrepreneurship more than 150 traders gathered at the City Hill Church auditorium in Hillcrest to show off their creations and hard work done during the course of 2016. Certainly a work ethic is being developed to combat poverty.
As I quietly observed the people and their displays for progress I could not help ‘seeing’ an informal economic pillar being built for a better future. Yes, not all will make the businessman or woman of the year, but there is resilience and resolve, and if perseverance is thrown in with good measure, it could make a small dent in poverty, and lay a foundation for a better future.
Entrepreneuring runs on Hope, develops imagination – where anything is possible – builds a necessary work ethic, releases expression and God given creative potential.
The other side of the coin however is getting to know the nuts and bolts of running a successful business. This is another story altogether, yet has to be embraced by the budding entrepreneur, if good lasting results are to be obtained. So the next phase would be to get business savvy, and look for mentors willing to take a walk with ‘the future economic builders’. It may be a long walk, but a start has been made, and as they say … Rome was not built in a day.
Have a look at some of the 2016 CareSA Designs crochet craft range that was on sale at the Christmas Market this year, and feel free to leave a comment or two on new additions, improvements, or add some new ideas for developing a small enterprise.
All it takes is some pretty yarns, hooks, needles maybe a button or two and a little imagination to make a happy hobby – that one day will grow into a budding enterprise.
Here’s to diligence and to hope, and may the work of our hands prosper.