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Sasekani Co-operative   

Eggs-xactly what they needed to grow

Sasekani Cooperative, established in 2004, sells eggs. They approached Seda to help them grow their business.

Having developed a business plan, the cooperative was successful in getting a loan of R1.7 million from Old Mutual for a 12 000 capacity layer house, stock for the layers and chicks. The National Development Agency injected an additional R1.7 million for the purchase of a delivery truck, an extra 7 000 layers and to pay salaries of 18 workers for a year.

The remainder of the money was used to build capacity in areas such as financial management, project management and the purchase of office equipment.

Seda also facilitated the production of marketing material and branding for the entire business. The interventions have resulted in the cooperative getting contracts from Pick ‘n Pay, Friendly Supermarket and Makhoma Butchery. The cooperative currently employs 23 full time employees.