Keotshepile Sekano

Kwalapeng Trading Enterprise Pty Ltd

What does your company do?

We manufacture and process sorghum grain into fermented sorghum grain. This product allows consumers to enjoy the traditional sour porridge known as TING with the same traditional taste and nutrients. Our product is called SOMA Sour Porridge. It saves time for consumers as it is prepared and ready to cook as sour soft porridge or sour stiff porridge. It is a very nutritious product

What is your biggest success?

Launching an innovative ground breaking product SOMA Sour Porridge. Invite for interview on National Radio station,Motsweding fm. Market penetration TIhabane Foro Superspar. Brand activation @ Agriculture Summit in Sun City., also at NW mega Show. Consumer response through our product promotions

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Access to means of production: Lack of own product processing plant and machinery Access to broader market Barriers to market entry in the big retail shops, due to stringent red tape Lack of capital: Major banks red tape limiting access to funding the new business. Used own funds to start the business and still no access to a loan