Morongwe and Michelle Mokone, founders of the home decor design venture Mo’s Crib, believe that a coincidence is a cluster of events that ultimately lead one to their purpose – as was the case with their entrepreneurial journey.
It’s December 2015 and Michelle Mokone, 31, has been invited to a Pretoria arts and crafts market by a friend. When another friend who was supposed to tag along disappoints her at the 11th hour, she drags her sister Morongwe Mokone, 34, along. While there, Morongwe spots a stall laden with newspaper flowers. Upon seeing these, she is inspired to pursue origami art seriously – a skill she’d learnt from an old roommate while studying in London more than 12 years before.