Wth life’s unforeseen circumstances, the 25-year-old Goaba Zoe Kgasa found herself trapped on a wheel chair, and forced to find something to do to survive.
The young ambitious Goaba Zoe Kgasa’s natural lip balm dubbed ‘Zoe Kgasa’s Lip Balm’ came to being and was inspired by this motivational story. She still remembers it like it was yesterday when she was diagnosed with an unexpected condition, ‘Rheumatic Athritis’ which locked all her joints, condemning her to the wheel chair. Nonetheless, she strived so hard to be a business woman that she has always dreamt to be and now produces not only Zoe Kgasa’s Lip Balm but also Zoe Kgasa’s body butter. She tells BG Style that she is also making a body soap, which is yet to be on sale.
The project started last year in September and she could not thank Neo Seate of Senela Farms enough, who taught her how to make these products. Many of the cosmetics and beauty products purchased have artificial preservatives and ingredients but her lip balm is totally 100 percent natural and recommended for use by everyone for its lovely lemon fresh scent.
Her mission is to supply the lodges in the country and is satisfied with the response so far. She explains that she already has individual sales for clients in Gaborone, Francistown, Jwaneng and Kanye. “I am about making people happy and looking beautiful and the fact that I never shelve any remains of body-butter as they are always on order makes me hopeful,” she says, explaining that in fact, she does not make a large quantity of body butters because she still doesn’t have a machine to use.
She says that with the natural agents such as honey, her lip balms help moisturise the lips as well as nourish chapped lips while the body butter softens the skin. Her project is all about finding a purpose in life while living differently. She explains that Seate first gave her a few lip balms as a way of motivating her to make her own cosmetics, which is now a dream in the making.