Grass to glory: Man started farming at 28, now runs a chicken empire

Grass to glory: Man started farming at 28, now runs a chicken empire

- Lekau started Huku Dust as a small-scale chicken farm raising chicks

- He has since expanded to selling chickens and processing them

- He is now starting a Chicken Grill franchise, using his own chickens

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Determined to be a success story, Lekau Sehona started his own chicken farm at 28 years old. Wile he began by raising chickens, Lekau’s business, Huku Dust, has grown incredibly. He now also processes chickens and sells them. Just recently, he expanded his enterprise even further and is starting an exciting new Chicken Grill franchise which will use only his own chickens.

Lekau says his business is inspired by African culture and art, Breifly.co.za found.

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Lekau has come full circle and truly made a success out of his humble idea of starting a chicken farm. He quit is day job to pursue his dream full-time.

His business is based in Midrand, Gauteng but he says he will be opening stores in Ebony Park, Tembisa, Soweto, Sosha, and is still scouting more locations, hoping to extend his reach.

Lekau is a self-taught farmer and built a successful business from hard work, humility and perseverance.

Lekau’s passion is overwhelming. He jokes that he even built himself an office but ended up just putting chickens in it.

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He says he sells bout 12 000 chickens per month.

Lekau also employs people from his community, giving them an opportunity to diversify their skills.

South Africans were truly inspired by Lekau’s initiative and keen entrepreneurial skills, and were proud to support small black businesses.

Lekau also offered some advice and support to other budding entrepreneur. A Twitter user, Lethu Kuthula, said back home, they have a similar enterprise selling chickens. He says his uncle also sells chickens but on a much smaller scale. Lethu added that he hoped to grow his farm. Lekau responded that Lethu’s uncle “must never stop” because he’ll eventually reach his goals.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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