We currently run a family owned Agricultural contracting business in South Africa. Covid hit us like a slap in the face and unfortunately we lost a few of our end of season jobs, this left us in a position whereby we have had to take a step back, take a breath and look into the future.
We have been approached by a few people in the community to please help and the only way we can help is to increase employment. We are wanting to start manufacturing various Agricultural implements which will benefit many farmers in our area and help employ locals. Hopefully we can all then have a little breathing space in these very trying times.
We have approached various Agri Dealers and they are interested in the products we are wanting to make and have told us that there is a definite market for the goods.
The amount we are trying to raise is purely for raw materials, we have all the necessary tools to get this project off the ground.We are wanting to start 3 small projects consecutively as we have staff with varying skill sets. This will allow us to train more staff in various areas needed.
Lock down has been very harsh on our local community and we are seeing the impact on a daily basis. We feel that by creating jobs and not just giving hand outs, people can have a sense of self worth and accomplishment again.