‘Women, chase your dreams’ - local home baker

2017-08-11 06:01
Gloryn Renay Hamann at home, doing what she loved.Photo: siphelele nketo

Gloryn Renay Hamann at home, doing what she loved.Photo: siphelele nketo

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A LOCAL baker, and mother of two, Gloryn Renay Hamann, encouraged women to work hard and chase their dreams when she was interviewed by Fever about her baking career.

Hamann previously worked as an assistant pharmacist, but when her contract ended she did not look for other­ work, instead she started a home-baking business.
In 1998 she started baking cakes for a local church and events. Now her bakery takes up two rooms of her house.

“The late Margie Ceka used to help me clean in the kitchen, but after receiving many orders I taught her how to bake to assist me. She helped me until she died,” said Hamann.

She has now hired Albertina and Sindiswa Ceka to help her.
“My staff are like my relatives and I keep them happy. We pray together sometimes and they are blessings in my life.”

Hamann said her aunt taught her how to bake and now her baking income also puts food on the table.
“I pay my car installment and staff by doing what I love. Passion, respect and treating customers well attracts customers.”

She supplies cakes to shops in Kokstad, Harding, Mount Ayliff and Matatiele and her dream is to open a big place where she can employ many unemployed young people.

Last year, she opened a soup kitchen for the hungry children in Kokstad and sometimes donates cakes to children’s orphanages in Kokstad.
“I believe in giving and God blesses me every time I give to the poor. To celebrate Women’s Month, women must stand up and chase their dreams,” said Hamann.
She is a member of a worship group at church and enjoys singing and running, which keeps.



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