- Edward Molatela Kgarose is an entrepreneur based in Limpopo
- He is the founder of Kgarose Kgaros, a company that makes yoghurt from sweet potatoes
- He has created 4 jobs and plans to open a mini-factory in Germiston
A Limpopo-based entrepreneur founded a company that makes a healthier version of yoghurt from sweet potatoes.
29-year-old Edward Molatela Kgarose, from Ga Molepo, founded Kgarose Kgaros in 2016 after conducting research on the health benefits of sweet potatoes.
Speaking to GCIS Vuk'uzenzele, Edward said he discovered that sweet potatoes have lower sugar levels. They are also excellent blood regulators and are high in fibre, vitamins, and calcium.
Briefly.co.za learned that Edward's company produces three flavours of yoghurt — banana, strawberry and apricot.
His sweet potato yoghurts have been cleared by health authorities and are available in several retail stores in Limpopo.
The entrepreneur's efforts haven't gone without notice. The Shoprite Hustle competition recently awarded him R70,000 in funding.
SABC1’s Making Moves entrepreneurship show also handed him a R50,000 funding boost. Edward said this has greatly helped his business:
With all the funds I received I managed to buy small equipment that has enabled me to produce 500 units of 385g of yoghurt per day.
Through his efforts, the young businessman has created four permanent jobs. He also plans to open a mini-factory in Germiston, Gauteng, in the near future.
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