Welile Bridgete Gumede

Azowel Projects

What does your company do?

Azowel Projects is a social enterprise that focuses on revitalizing neglected unused farming spaces in the Ilembe region for crop cultivation. We are currently growing tomatoes and peppers for our Ilembe district market.

What is your biggest success?

Azowel projects has expanded from producing in four tunnels to 10 which has increased our production yields. We have won accolades from the University of Kwazulu Natal champions program 2019 We have been selected as beneficiaries of the South African Breweries kickstart program nationally We have been awarded by Ilembe district municipality for best performing start up business in 2019

What has been your biggest hurdle?

Our biggest hurdle was securing markets and funds as well as proving that our farming business model works and will create a lot of development opportunities for our rural community. Once that had been proved government and other business started working with us

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