Woman on the move
While she was studying business and Commerce at the University of North London, she met her would be husband through a dating site and it was love at first sight and the beginning of many achievements.
This mother of three is not your average 35 year- old young lady from Palapye living in London. Segopotso and husband, Neil Abbott, run an old age home in North London where they live. She also ships used cars from the United Kingdom to Botswana.
You may know her from her facebook pages; ‘Affordable cars & classics from UK to Botswana’ and UKcars via Namibia 2Jwaneng camp & GC! Find out what Mma Abbott, as car hunters popularly know her on Facebook, told Archie Mokoka while she was in Palapye recently.
Q. Tell me about yourself briefly
Which car do you want? Hahaha! I’m Segopotso Abbott, born, and raised, in Palapye on 13 July 1980. But I now live in North London. I relocated after I got married to an Englishman.
Q.How and where did you guys meet?
We met on a dating site and our first date was at Wimpy Restaurant. It was love at first sight. We’ve been happy ever since.
Q.Wimpy in Botswana?
Nope Wimpy in London, he ordered a cup of tea and I asked for cappuccino. Our first meeting was amazing. Conversation flowed all night and before we knew it, it was one AM.
Q.Had you flown all the way to meet him?
No way! I wouldn’t take a risk to fly all the way to meet a stranger. At that time I was already living in London because of school. I came here to study and met the man of my life in the process.
Q.What were you studying and where?
I was studying commerce and business at the university of North London.
Q.When did you leave home for school?
I left here in 2009
Q.When did you get married?
October the 6th 2013
Q.Do you guys have kids?
Yes I have three kids.
Q.What do you do now?
I’m the director of Comfortable Care Services Ltd here in London, and doing a business of selling and shipping cars to Botswana via Namibia.
Q.Tell me a bit about Comfortable Care
Comfortable Care was started by me and my husband Neil. We provide domiciliary care to vulnerable people including the elderly. We give them quality care at their own homes, and work with those with learning disabilities, sending our care staff to nursing homes and mental homes, we have a website; www.comfortablecare.co.uk
Q.Why this type of business?
Looking after the elderly is a big business in the UK.
Q.Any of you guys trained in that field?
Yes, I did a course on social and health care management and got all the NVQ levels required because for you to run this kind of business in the UK, you need to have the right qualification.