Former Domestic Worker Slays Poultry Farming Sector, Netizens Inspired by Her Creativity: “Soon It Will Be Me”

Former Domestic Worker Slays Poultry Farming Sector, Netizens Inspired by Her Creativity: “Soon It Will Be Me”

  • A former domestic worker from Gauteng is killing it in the agricultural sector, running a successful chicken farm, which she named Gugulam Poultry House
  • Khethiwe Maseko is a self-taught farmer and started her business in 2018 with only 50 chickens but now has more than 300
  • The successful entrepreneur believes that women in business should be independent and create their own opportunities for success

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An innovative woman from the Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng is making big moves in the agricultural sector after only starting her business in 2018.

Khethiwe Maseko functioned as a domestic worker and hairdresser to make ends meet before Sasol’s ‘Am I Preneur’ campaign came to her community in 2017, Vuk'uzenzele reported.

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Khethiwe Maseko from Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng is thriving in the poultry farming sector. Image: Gugulam poultry house/Facebook.
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She then decided to participate in Sasol’s 12-month accelerator entrepreneurial programme and received seed funding of R15 000, which she used to start her poultry farm, called Gugulam Poultry House, Polity reported.

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According to The South African, the innovative entrepreneur started off with only 50 chickens and has more than 300 now, with her business well-known in her community.

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She previously told Vuk'uzenzele that she wants to grow her business and become a full-fledged commercial farmer.

“I raise broiler chickens from one day old, until they are ready at six weeks. The increase in production has been an impressive improvement. I now want to get into major commercial farming, as I have grown through experience,” she said.

In 2021, this boss babe also completed a 12-month entrepreneurial and leadership programme piloted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s Entrepreneurship Development Academy.

Netizens inspired by poultry farmer

Reacting to a post by Briefly News, netizens congratulated Khethiwe, with some saying that her innovative spirit inspires them.

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Nomfanelo Ofentswe said:

“One of our own mkhaya so proud of you dali.”

Lesiba Lesiba added:

“Well done my girl hard work paid keep it up girl anything is possible.”

Emmanuel StraightTalker wrote:

“Very soon it will me.”

Cape Town lady thrives in male dominated farming sector, inspires young women to take on agriculture

In a related story by Briefly News, a young hun from Cape Town is thriving in the agricultural sector after farming for only two years.

After closing her takeaway business during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown, Khayelitsha resident, Ncumisa Mkabile started farming.

This boss babe believes young people should create opportunities for themselves instead of waiting for handouts.

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