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LENTHA’S LODGE (Nthabiseng Molongoana, Free State)
Nthabiseng Molongoana is a woman with a disability who has achieved success despite facing huge challenges. She became severely disabled after a taxi accident in 1994.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with Statistics and Psychology from the University of the Free State in 2004. She has worked at the Association for Persons with Disabilities, Free State for the past 8 years. She has served as professional advisor regarding Disability Issues for the APD Free State since 1996.
She further gained business management skills through Tourism Enterprise Programme (TEP) & Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA). Her interest in the tourism business started when she worked as part of a team to develop the Disability Experience Tourism Route in the Free State Province. She realized the need for wheelchair accessible establishments for people with disabilities. This was one of the reasons she converted her house into a 5 bedroom guesthouse, called Lentha’s Lodge.
The highlight in managing her business came when she became the Free State finalist in the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the year Award. This gave her opportunities to showcase her business in Berlin, Germany ITB and INDABA Durban ICC in 2012.
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