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Newsletter 14: Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

There is a childhood song we used to sing growing up which speaks of \”counting your blessings, naming them one by one – and it will surprise you what the Lord has done.\”  2017 has been a phenomenal year for us at African Mamas Crafts, not because of any ONE great thing – but when we review the year month by month, we see steadfast growth.

April this year was our 2nd year in business, we\’ve strengthened our relationships with our crafters/artisans, submitted our 2nd set of financial statements and obtained tax clearance from SARS, exhibited at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2017 and got to tell more about our entrepreneurial journey at EN Rosebank.  We celebrate all of these as achievements because 2017 has been a tough and challenging economic climate that has seen many large retailers downsizing and some even closing shop.

S\’nenhlanhla wears an African Mamas Crafts cascade necklace in red, metallic brown and silver with matching stud earrings

Social Media Survey

Last month we had the pleasure of working with a Customer Research Consultant who conducted a Social Media Survey for us.  The results have been interesting and given us some food for thought and possible strategies to implement going forward into 2018.  Thank you so much for your constant support and especially those who participated and gave feedback for this survey.

Buy Local

With just a few days to go before Christmas as we make those decisions regarding gifts for family and friends, may we be mindful of supporting local entrepreneurs.  May our minds be set to intentionally support local brands and grow the local economy. For any last minute gifting requirements, please visit our online store.

Till next year,

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2018 to you and your family!

Nomaswazi Tinus
Founder & Director
African Mamas Crafts

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