Thuliswa and her sister Pamela Fihla inherited their father’s business when he passed away in 2010. He started the business in 2004 purchasing chickens wholesale and selling them to outlets in Zwelihle. The business was very successful and he was able to support his family and put his 5 children through school and send Thuliswa to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology where she obtained a Diploma in Management. Pamela ran the business after her father’s death, and Thuliswa joined her in 2016.
The business is well-known in the community and they own a bakkie with which they collect the chickens each week from Philippi, and a large chest freezer in which they are stored. The business is registered with SEDA and they are busy obtaining a tax clearance from SARS and opening a separate business bank account. The business operates from their home, which is near the New Harbour. Thuliswa said: “I drew inspiration from my Dad’s business and want to start my own business – a Tshisa-Nyama. The most urgent item is a display freezer. Later we will need two picnic-style tables and a gas braai as we want to convert part of the lounge into a seated braai area, selling cooked meat such as beef, pork and lamb to supplement the existing chicken sales.”
Total loan applied for R10000
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|Start Date||September 2, 2019|
|End Date||October 31, 2019|
|Time Remaining||The campaign ended 5 months, 12 hours, 33 minutes, 10 seconds ago|