In 2003 Khathu initiated a project with others at their village Manini in Thohoyandou with the aim of making it a formal business where all can benefit. But initially others did not pull their weight on the project and it collapsed, causing Khathu, who understood the potential of such an initiative, to run it as her own business.
In this business the products are made from recycled paper and turned into useful articles like decorations. The business specializes in paper-mash products, necklaces made of beads and Venda dolls with traditional Venda attire. Some of her work will be found at the nearby Protea Resort Hotel in Venda next to Thohoyandou Stadium.