Victoria Mbatha

Trade: Tiling

Cohort 10

From Security Guard to Skilled Tiler

Victoria’s story shines as a beacon of inspiration. Her journey from a security guard to a skilled tiler with Buildher is a testament to her unwavering dedication to self-improvement.

While working as a security guard at Buildher, Victoria couldn’t help but be captivated by the transformative programs offered within the organization. The spark of curiosity ignited a powerful desire for change. Choosing to leave her security guard job to become a trainee at Buildher was no easy feat. Victoria was the family’s sole breadwinner at the time, with her husband unemployed. However, her burning aspiration to forge a career in construction was a call she couldn’t ignore.

Recognizing Victoria’s passion and potential, her elder sister stepped forward as a pillar of support. She generously covered rent and food expenses for the four months of Victoria’s training, enabling her to fully immerse herself in the journey ahead.

Victoria’s determination was unyielding. Her motivation and zeal to acquire new skills and enhance her income pushed her to excel during the intensive four-month training period.

Today, Victoria stands proudly as a skilled tiler, equipped with the knowledge and expertise she gained at Buildher. Her income has skyrocketed from 11,500 per month as a security guard to a robust 19,200 per month as a semi-skilled tiler.

Victoria’s journey serves as a resounding testament to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to chase their dreams. Her success not only transforms her life but also serves as an inspiration to countless others looking to redefine their career paths.

Victoria’s story beautifully encapsulates the opportunities and growth that Buildher offers.