Makwande Primary Cooperative Limited

  • Background
  • Challenges
  • Solution
  • Results

Location: Plot 49, Tweefontein, Cullinan,
Corridor: Tshwane
Sector: Agriculture (Poultry)

Makwande Primary Cooperative Limited was established in Cullinan by five (5) members with a common goal of farming broiler chickens. All members are active in the day-to-day running of the business, the cooperative farms broiler chickens are sold or slaughtered for different customers, including retailers such as Pick ‘n Pay among others as well as individual community members.

There were high levels of crime around the community which led to break-ins that resulted in the loss of farming equipment, therefore the cooperative lacked equipment.

Makwande Primary Cooperative Limited was assisted with a grant funding through the GEP Cooperative Assistance Programme (CAP) for purchasing of equipment.

THE OUTCOME
After the GEP intervention, the business turnover increased by R50 000 per annum; and the business has since managed to expand its client base.

EMPLOYMENT CREATION
Five (5) members of the cooperative are actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the business.