Okahandja-based SME operator happy with COVID-19 grant shot in the arm

Okahandja-based SME operator happy with COVID-19 grant shot in the arm

For this single mother of four, her driving school is her only form of income. Hilaria Erastus is based in Okahandja and her driving school is but one-year-old.
After resigning from her 08h00-to-17h00 job, she transformed her vehicle into a driving school car, and she has one employee.
In the space of one year, about 33 new drivers have graduated from her school.
But, Hilaria's infant business was not spared by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Se said, "During the COVID-19-lockdown the people couldn't come out of their houses because of the measures, which was implemented by the head of state., it means I couldn't operate. I was at home I also had to inform my clients they cannot come because of the safety measures"
The COVID-19 grant, set up by the Government to assist small to medium-sized businesses, has enabled Erastus to stay afloat during these difficult times.
She says she received a sum of N$7 500 in her business account, which enabled her to pay the salary of her driving instructor and acquire a new laptop and printer for her growing business.