Eggs help en­tre­pre­neur crack agri­cul­ture

Vuk'uzenzele - - General - No­luthando Motswai

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.”

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