Lesego Mogopodi is a 34-year-old woman who grew up in northern Johannesburg with a passion for impacting people and their intellectual and physical wellbeing
Free State-born Maria Banda is a 35-year-old and believes when you realise that you are in a position of influence, how are you going to positively impact the next individual. She loves reading books on personal and spiritual development.
What inspired you to start Ndevu?
It all started from the concept of Nhuru, a natural hair product for women that was developed to nourish, grow and provide a manageable solution for natural hair. As Nhuru was being introduced into the female market the men began to ask for male products, especially natural products to manage and maintain the male beard.
Tell us more about your business:
When did you start the business and how long has it been operating?
The business was conceptualised in 2017 and officially registered in 2018.
What kind of products do you offer?
The Ndevu Range: Male Beard Maintenance Product
The Beard Tonic and Beard Spray
How did you fund the business?
What sets you apart from your competitors?
Where are you based and how many people do you employ?
How have you been received by consumers and the industry in which you operate?
What are your hopes for Ndevu?
Is there anything else you’d like people to know about you and Ndevu?
What is the one thing you’d say to young people out there who may be sitting on brilliant ideas?
You do not need millions to bring your concept to reality. Constantly talk about your product because you may never know who is listening that could be the break that you need. Research. hard work and persistence are the keys to success.