Serving Bobonong with Bread

Having acquired business and marketing skills, a young man from Bobonong, Botsile Tshepo Moreba ventured into a Bakery business to serve the needs of Bobonong natives, contributing to the economic development as well as job creation in the area. His company, Sanctified Delights Bakery started operating in 2017. Moreba told the Business Trends that he has always been passionate about cooking. “Growing up, I have always loved working with food, especially baking. So after obtaining a certificate in Marketing and advertising I decided to open this company.” He said. He produces scones, mapakiwa, doughnuts, cakes and other Bakery products. The business is funded through Youth Development Fund (YDF) at the sum of P100 000. 00. Speaking to the Business Trends, Moreba said he learnt baking skills from his mother. “after graduating I did not look for a job but I decided to run a business to fill the market gap and be a solution provider to my village and nation”. He is currently operating from home in Bobonong. Currently he has six employees. He said the business is currently doing well and has a good potential to grow as he has a large market share in Bobonong. His major customers are government schools, individuals, local supermarkets and tuckshops. Completion is not a major challenge for him as he offers innovative products at affordable prices for residents. “I have observed that nowadays people do not like cooking bread for ocassions such as funerals and parties so I took advantage of this business opportunity. They bring flour and ingredients and I charge them a fee between P130 and P150 per 12,5kg bag,” said Moreba. In future, Moreba says he wants to expand the business and supply bread to other parts of the country. “I want to have a commercial plot so that I would be able to install more machinery to improve production capacity. Considering the current revenue, in the next three years I want to see this company owning a fleet of trucks which will be used to deliver bread to other parts of the country,” he said.