- Peter Nyathi is a highly ambitious business-minded man who went from working on another man's farm to owning his own farms
- Nyathi, who started out as a farmer on a mushroom farm, made the decision to start his own mushroom farm and it turned out to be the best decision for him
- He now supplies big grocery stores such as Shoprite and Checkers with mushrooms
Peter Nyathi is an entrepreneur that has taken his success to new heights simply by believing in his hopes and dreams. Nyathi started out as a farmer on another man's mushroom farm but soon made the decision to take the leap and start his very own mushroom farm.
The decision changed Peter's life completely as he now makes mushroom deliveries to over 350 Shoprite Checkers branches around South Africa.
It wasn't as easy as it sounds however because even though Peter has a BSc Honours in Agricultural Economics and years of experience in the industry, he struggled to secure funding for his dream of owning his own farm - but closing the Shoprite deal opened all the right doors.
“We started supplying to Shoprite and Checkers in 2016, and this opened the market for us. In every business you need access to a market, and I am very grateful to Shoprite for putting their faith in us,” says Peter.
Today Peter's farm employs 175 people who help him drive his dream of helping South Africa to improve their lifestyle choices.
“In South Africa we are still trailing far behind in terms of consumption relative to countries like Australia and the United States. It would be good to get people encouraged to eat healthy food, including mushrooms, and to reduce meat consumption and cholesterol,” he says.
In other inspiring Briefly News reports, the aim is to always follow your bliss and to pick up tips, tricks, and skills while you're at it. A young man, Makatu Tshivhula, recently turned his experience as a candle factory worker into a way to kickstart his own successful candle business.
"From working at a candle manufacturing factory to owning one. Meet Makatu Tshivhula (22) from Soweto, the owner of @LightCandlesZA, a company that manufactures and sells premium quality household candles, scented candles, pillar candles, and everything candle related," @kasieconomy explained in a post.
South Africans could not be more motivated and were soon in the comment section either complimenting his work or promising to support his company.
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