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Nande
Nondolongo

Born 1999, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Nande was born in Kokstad and went to school at Nomsa Maphongwana Primary School and Siphamandla High School. She now lives in Enkanini with her parents and siblings. Her favourite thing to do on the weekend is to hang out with friends. She loves to dance to gospel music. When she isn’t beading she loves to watch TV and eating a lot.

Let’s hear from Nande:

Ukhuliswe kanjani?

Any stories of your upbringing? What was your upbringing like?
I grew up in an informal settlement and was raised by my parents. We didn’t have anything but I was very fortunate to have their love.

Ngubani wakwazisa ngentsimbi?

How were you introduced to beading?
I was introduced to beading by my mother.

Yintoni ekukhuthazayo ebomini?

What do you love about beading?
My mother is my inspiration. She taught me that whatever life gives, be grateful and never give up. Keep fighting.

Yintoni oyithandayo kakhulu ukukhlohla intsimbi?

What do you love about beading?
I love beading because it keeps me busy and I never have to go to bed on an empty stomach while I am a bead worker.

Yintoni ofuna abantu bayazingawe?

What do you want to be known for?
I would like people to know that I am a go-getter, kind, dedicated, honest and a hard worker.

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