- A young man recently shared with Briefly.co.za how he saved all his money to start a successful poultry farm
- Speaking candidly about his current success, Thabang shares how he decided not to buy clothes, expensive gadgets, and other things in order to get start-up capital
- Despite being discouraged by people who did not believe in his dreams, Thabang has managed to make a success of himself
Thabang Makavhe is a highly ambitious 25-year-old from Limpopo Musina Harpermine who had a dream of funding a big store with his very own chicken and eggs. Keeping focused, Thabang soon turned his dream into a reality. In an exclusive Briefly.co.za Thabang shares his secrets to success.
1. Why were you so determined to become an entrepreneur?
"I was determined to be an entrepreneur because of lack of employment in SA. I made it a priority to start something that will give me money, I started by being a photographer and it worked for me as I soon made money bit by bit."
2. How did you make the decision to go into poultry farming?
"I always had a zeal to venture into poultry farming since 2013. I was still in school doing my grade 11. I had an indigenous bird at home, as an ambitious young man I imagined myself supplying chickens to big supermarket like spar and shoprite etc"
3. Where did you get the capital to start poultry farming?
"I managed to save money from my photography hustle and selling clothes/handbags because I knew how badly I wanted to venture into poultry farming that's how I financed my poultry farming."
4. What challenges were you faced with when starting your farm/ How did you overcome these challenges?
"There were many challenges because I knew nothing about poultry farming. So I went to a few people who are already into this business to seek knowledge and advice. Other people tried to discourage me some began to call me crazy but I never listened to them cause I knew what I was doing."
5. What advice do you have for youngsters in your position?
"My advice to oyouth is they shouldn't give up into there dreams, you must fight for what you want as a youngster if you believe in business start something sell ice-cream sacrifice those expensive clothes and phones.
"Because your goals are important than a party, sometime life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you if you keep seeing it you can have it Blacked child never give up it is Possible I thank Almighty God for making it possible for me."
In other inspiring Briefly.co.za news, a woman identified as Mrs Zanga on Twitter has generated massive reactions on social media after posting that she and her lover tended to their farm on Valentine's Day.
Sharing photos and a video, the woman said they captured how their day was going. Many people were amazed by the innocent disclosure that came with the pictures.
Luck smiled on the couple as a tweep, Aunty Ada, offered to pay for a date for the couple if they were really interested in going out. Mrs Zanga jumped at the offer, saying she was excited by the generosity as she thanked the person for making her day.
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