Eggs help entrepreneur crack agriculture
FROM FINANCIAL administrator to egg producer, a 29-year-old woman has made a sizzling good start as an emerging farmer.
Malesiba Mabitsela has made a cracking good start as an egg entrepreneur after leaving the corporate world to become her own boss.
In following her dream, she left behind a guaranteed pay cheque from the financial institution where she worked, to move back home to Seabe in Mpumalanga.
Initially, she planned to raise chickens but a market demand for eggs saw her shifting gears.
The Egg House officially took off in 2017, with the start-up capital coming from Mabitsela’s R50 000 savings.
“Luckily, I found someone who was willing to partner with me. I had the financial muscle and he had land where we could start the project. The egg business is very lucrative; we are doing so well that we are thinking of expanding our business model.” the sector.”
She added that she dreams of providing young people with bursaries so that they too can tap into the food growing business.
“Agriculture is fun and exciting; there is so much that one can learn from nature. It calms you and feeds you.”