Ntombi makes them eat cakes

2017-04-06 06:03

A Khayelitsha woman is destined for greater heights with her baking business.

While growing up, Ntombi Ndayi-Balfour, 32, had a nick for baking cakes, but little did she know that her talent was going to win many hearts.

She discovered a talent for baking after she mesmerised her former colleagues at the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court- where she was a casual interpreter from 2013 to January this year-with her cake baking skills.

“I was so surprised when my former colleagues asked me to bake for them and that they were going to pay me. I did not even know how much I was supposed to charge them. More orders came after that from different people and the rest is history.

She started baking at home when she was still in primary school.

“I am now focusing on building my business. I have a dream of owning a big bakery company and employ others,” said the Khayelitsha residents.

Ndayi-Balfour never attended formal training for baking and claims that it is a talent she was born with.

She sells biscuits and other kinds of cakes as a vendor at Khayelitsha Mall Taxi Rank.

A five litre bucket of biscuits with 145 units cost R150.

She was born in Mount Frere, in the Eastern Cape, but grew-up in Virginia in the Free State.

She then moved to the mother city in 2002.

Ndayi-Balfour said the business is helping her put food on the table for her two children.

“I encourage other residents to unfold their hands and start businesses. It is rewarding. I am planning to register my business and also apply for funding from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA),”. Contact her: 0832065095.

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