Chomba Kasamba is a Fashion Designer and owns a fashion label called Redna. Chomba grew up on a farm in Zambia, and though Chomba could not complete her education due to lack of funds, she pursued her dreams, started a fashion label, became a success, and is now pursuing her education. She describes herself as creative, ambitious and a go-getter.
Chomba tells a great story about how she prayed about her education situation and trusted in God to make a way. Suddenly, someone came to her and asked if she could make a wedding dress for a soon-to-wed young couple. Chomba had practiced on a mannequin before, but not on a real-life person, but she still accepted the challenge, miraculously got a sewing machine for free from her mom’s friend, and carried out the challenge.
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“I had nothing, and I thought to myself ‘am I going to sit around and mope?’ ‘am I just going to sleep it out?’ ‘what am I going to do?’ …when you get to place where you have nothing, and you want to make something about it, there’s that thing that pushes you!”
Chomba dreams of creating employment and mentoring other African youths. She has a staff member already, whom she mentors, and encourages, and she believes she will grow large enough to employ more people, apart from other things that spring up during her projects that need to be outsourced to other people.