This is a Micro-business that allows local people to become self-sufficient. The bakery was set up in 2005 with a starting capital of £500. Two families are now operating the bakery, baking bread and bread-based products every morning to be sold to the local community and provide bread for two local schools. As a result of this project two families are provided with a better income, and the local community and schools can purchase fresh bread at a better price.
Running a business is not an easy undertaking and it has taken a lot of time and resources from the project centre to support this project.
This time and effort has created a developing understanding of business management for those involved. The project’s profit growth has been slower than expected and therefore doesn’t allow for expansion at this stage. However, it has created income for two families, and provided significant learning experiences for our local project team partners in supporting Micro-Businesses.
Reach South Africa would like to embark on two further Bakery projects and are looking for sponsors. With new sponsors project centre will be able to utilise the current bakers’ skills and knowledge and take forward their experience from the first project to ensure success. Reach South Africa is currently seeking new funding in order to enable these projects.