From selling at SASSA points to chain stores - brothers build success

From selling at SASSA points to chain stores - brothers build success

- Two brothers, Lilitha and Khanya Bam, are building a very successful business in the egg industry within the Eastern Cape

- Despite being in their early twenties, they’ve grown the business from having 100 hens to now having 1 100

- The Bam brothers struggled to acquire land, but eventually received a one-hectare plot from a local chief

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Two young brothers are making a name for themselves in the egg industry.

Lilitha and Khanya Bam may only be 21 and 25 respectively, but have already grown their business from selling at social grant pay points to supplying chain stores.

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The brothers founded Lwando Farming Enterprise after securing a family loan at Mekeni village and a R40 000 loan from their mother.

The initial capital helped them secure 100 hens for their chicken farm and this has grown to 1 100 hens.

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SowetanLIVE reported that their objective is to become the largest black-owned egg suppliers in the province.

Khanya said, “We want to inspire black kids to show that this is possible.”

The Bam brothers struggled to acquire land for their farm, but fortunately received a donated one-hectare plot from their local chief. understands that Khanya is an Agricultural Sciences graduate and he emphasises the need for passion, patience and hard work to be successful in the industry.

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