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​MOROJANENG LEKOKO CO-OPERATIVE

 

A YOUTH COOPERATIVE BANKS ON PIGGERY FARM

 

Established in 2010 by six young people from Dewetsdorp, in Xhariep District, Morojanemg Lekoko Co-Operative is a small scale piggery farm. The members of the co-operative did not have adequate skills to run their business. No production was taking place even with infrastructure present in the farm and piggery training provided by the Freestate Department of Agriculture. The co-operative needed to develop a business plan with a proper record of financials required to access funds by funding agencies. Seda facilitated access of funds through the Cooperative Incentive Scheme which was used to acquire a truck for the business. R500 000 was accessed from the Free State Department of Agriculture to purchase 21 pigs and feeds to start operating. The co-op improved its image through marketing and branding. The business made its first turnover of R79 000 and seven new jobs were created.