Directory – Ask Nanima Home Industry Expo Durban

Written by on March 12, 2012 in Events

Ask Nanima? home industry expo, Durban, was held at the Overport `Secondary School, the first one in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Ask Nanima? is Gauteng based, but due to requests from home industry entrepreneurs in Durban,  agreed to have the expo here to test the waters outside of her home base. Although It was on a much smaller scale than the previous Gauteng expos and despite the heat factor, the turn out and feedback was positive.

Home industries represented were baked goods, hot food, kitchenware, cosmetics, health/organic products, toys, home made snacks, baking, spices, pampering services, educational books, clothing, accessories and handmade arts and crafts.  There was a jumping castle and face painting for the kiddies.

The expo provided some much needed exposure to many home industry specialists in the Durban area as well local charities like the NSRI and Darul Ihsan. The expo also gave many an opportunity to declutter their homes as they could either donate or sell their “duchaaz” – unwanted items. An entire van load of old clothing, shoes and home items  were collected by Darul Ihsaan, thanks to the generosity of the community.

Excellent traffic,  parking control and security were  provided by Ahmed Vawda from Cheeky’s Security which helped greatly.

Ask Nanima? team would like thank the community for their support and assistance especially the principal Dr Omar and  Neville of Overport Secondary School for support throughout the expo. The facilities and service provided by the school were excellent.

stall 1-12

1 Aadila Bobat Wallart Arts & Crafts 825827802
2 Husna Suliman Spices Galore Baking & Snacks 820400030
3 Hafsah Kajee Sh’Zen Beauty 847015611
4 Fadila Norat Simply Abayas Clothing 823701105
5 Ameena Randeree Kiducate – Learning roots education 834727865
6 Mahomed Jooma Mesmerize Accessories Jewellery 836267786
7 Fahima Abdul Aziz Bakers Paradise Kitchen Stuff 721173356
8 Nasreen Ally Nas Boutique Mixed 718777617
9 Farhana Essak Fun Toys Toys 834143986
10 Raihaan Mahomed Shoe Boutique Shoes 784753034
11 Nadia Mahomedy Nadia M Creations Arts & Crafts 836345786
12 Muhammad Haffajee Dunk Them Baking & Snacks 722657869

Stalls 13-24

13 Zuby Agjee Zubedas Kitchenware Kitchen Stuff 835742000
14 Raeesa Bassa Muah! Collection Clothing 787144702
15 Asmaa Rawat Read and write arabic activity book education 833967567
16 Sabera Parak Pins & Stuff Jewellery 720310131
17 Raeesa Amod Rae’s Kitchen & Stuff Kitchen Stuff 715275858
18 Rabia Randeree Ideal Gifts Mixed 748973748
19 Zaakira Mangera Lady – Luxe Shoes 764709123
20 Yunus Karim Fulla SA Toys 839886554
21 Shahista Mushtaq Kapade Artful Arabiya Arts & Crafts 846547860
22 Safeeya Dasoo Home baked goodies Baking & Snacks 835545433
23 Hawa Bibi Amod Modern Nature Beauty 713651327
24 Rookaya Vawda Snugbugz n Magenta Clothing 763789663

Stall 25-36

25 Mariam Murchie recipe books education 721300664
26 Shenaz Jamal Cazabella Jewellery 836537868
27 Farida Mayet Aunty Farida’s Kitchen Baking & Snacks 718502850
28 Cheeky Security
29 Rookaya Vanker Home crafs and stationary Arts & Crafts 724057353
30 Aamena Lakhi Baking & Snacks 716791767
31 Ruqayya Jacob Fashion Pronto Clothing 826892966
32 Fareeda Chotihia Saudah Foods Kitchen Stuff 824246055
33 Shireen Mansoor Bling Mixed 835978602
34 Fahmida Salejee Desai collection for operation Arts & Crafts 737869008
35 shenaaz bhanu Mehtar Clothing 735454552
36 Sameera Essack Jumping Jacks Toys 718678477


37 Humaira Suliman Mohamed La Rouge Organic Wax Beauty 783773323
38 Duchaaz Garage Sale Donating and selling of unwanted stuff Mixed
39 Ahmed Padia PC King Madala 325337477
40 Saaima Moola Haffejee Sue -lemani by Saaima and Sprinkles Mixed 842942667
41 Ameera Mia One4kids/ education
42 Nazira Hunter Hunters Treats Baking & Snacks 788627528
43 Malcolm Manion NSRI Charity 837662874
44 Ahmed Kathrada Darul Ihsan Duchaaz Charity
45 Hajra Kadwa Healthway Natural Products Beauty 724239955
46 Fatima Bobat Acorn Kids Products 728030077
47 Manjra Biryani sold by us Food Stand 315774774
48 Humaira Meer H&H Foods with Hafeeza Atcha Food Stand 832778667
49 Niel Moodley Chip n Dip Food Stand 844033669
50 F&F Cuppa Corn Snacks 724287032



Uwais Bhayat
Husna Bhayat
Maseehullah Padia
Muhammed Ilyaas Padia
Omar Essack
Nafeesa Bano Amod
Fahmeeda Bano Amod
Zaib un Nisa Muhammad
Ayesha Bibi Muhammad
Hamza Saley
Khalid Saley
Yaseen Jooma
Mahdiyya Amanjee
Fatima Zahra Shaik

if any of the bachoos have not received their cerificates please email me with correct spelling and postal address. thanx

 Ask Nanima Home Industry Expo by  Hasina Gori

Kids market, garage sale and countless grannies made the Ask Nanina Home Industry Expo at the Overport Secondary School, last month, a unique event.

The  event was held for the first time in Kwa Zulu Natal on the 26th February, after the many request received by the organizers, following the two successful fair held in Gatueng last year.

The home industry expo was held by Ask Nanima, the popular online site for everything from promoting your products, sharing recipes making friends and even meeting your other half.

The aim of the fair was to showcase home industries and charities in Durban.

“Our main focus is to find those breadwinner type nanimas, especially those similar to my own nanima who are working to educate their kids. In Durban for the first time, I feel we have achieved this goal.”, Nanima explained.

The Bachoopreneurs market which gave children a chance to sell their products added a cuteness factor to the expo. Two proud young sales kids, were Husna,6, and Uwais Bhayat, 4, ran a stall called Incredible Kids. They sold all the things that make children’s hearts skip a beat, crayons, Barbies, Maisto cars and games. According to mum, Salma Bhayat “the kids thoroughly enjoyed the event” and also learnt the value of money.

After a day of sales, Husna had this to say, “it was so nice to sell all our stuff but its hard work making money.”

A novel idea introduced was the Duchaaz drop off campaign.  Nanima explained “this (campaign) encourage people to declutter their homes from all unwanted stuff and donate to a worthy cause.”

In Durban a van load “duchaaz” were donated to Darul Ihsan.

According to organizers, “There were over 100 applications but to ensure that the event was unique and home industry based, around 50 exhibitors and over 10 “bachoopreneurs”  (kiddie entrepreneurs) were chosen. ”

The public was also given chance to nominate stalls to a worthy home industry that required exposure. The nominated nanimas where given a stall free of charge.

Despite the unforgiving February heat, which no one warned the Gauteng visitors of, the expo attracted many. The curious came to put a face to the “granny” and her family, Madala, Bachoo and Poiroo, behind the page and others to stock up on the goodies advertised daily on the page.

Ask Nanima is portal that aims to  connect home industry entrepreneurs to potential users of those products and services on offer.

written by: Hasina Gori 



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