MzansiStore: this Etsy for Africa aims to empower local crafters

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A few months ago, MzansiStore successfully raised funds on local crowdfunding site Thundafund in order to support one of South Africa’s designers. More than R20 000 was raised to be used for supplies such as a T-shirt printer and screens. The designer now sells her products using an online storefront via MzansiStore to a global audience.

This example fits in neatly with MzansiStore’s overall focus of providing local entrepreneurs in the craft industry with the tools and skills to help grow their businesses. “We bridge the gap between technology and creativity,” founder Deidré Luzmore says.

Read more on http://ventureburn.com/2014/07/mzansistore-this-etsy-for-africa-aims-to-empower-local-crafters/.

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