African women have proven to be fearless, wonderful, goal getters and above all great women with big vision, big ideas, innovations, all in all, women with set down goals and visions, who aren’t even backing down in any way, one them is Maeshibe Marema.
Maeshibe Marema is a female entrepreneur who hails from South Africa is no exception to this as she has found inspiration in making coffee and as well a philanthropist, that takes passion in employing deaf people and also looking out for them.
Maeshibe Marema, an African lady based in Pretoria East, South African. She is also a captain in the South African National Defence Force. All in all she is a philanthropist, academic and an entrepreneur.
“My business, Maeshibe Coffee, roasts, packages and distributes our coffee on e-commerce. We offer hot beverage solutions (coffee bars) to corporate and government offices. We work with deaf people as baristas, this is our social innovation program. We employ and empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This project was self-funded in August 2019” Maeshibe says.
Maeshibe was born in a small village, where she started selling tomatoes door to door at a very young age.
“My mom is an entrepreneur at heart. At the age of 70 she still sells from her garden and sells food at our nearby primary school. I went into business with a little informal knowledge on business leant from my mother”
Maeshibe says what made her brand special is that they work with deaf baristas which gives the clients a chance to learn sign language.
“We work with deaf people as Batistas, this is our social innovation program. We employ and empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.”
“Creating employment and contributing to the GDP of our economy. That’s patriotism for me.” She said
Maeshibe then adviced women that are inspired and as well have dreams, ideas and all should not waste any more time, they should start working towards it, do a lot of research with the people in the same industry.