Founder: Mapote Mahlangu
Entrepreneur

BUSINESS ACTIVITY

We supply and Install Irrigation Systems, which offer up 50% water savings by dripping water directly to the soil resulting in no run-off or

BUSINESS PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING ON CED

Prior to being part of the program my business was all over whereby I wanted to source, purify, and distribute water to farmers. This rested in there being process with regards to my business I was more focused on get the red tape done where else I was not making any progress and it left me technical bankrupt and emotional drained.

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS SINCE ENROLLING ON CED

I have a network of people who I can consult with when I am faced with challenges thus make the business world not so lonely as before.

POSITIVE BUSINESS OUTCOMES ATTRIBUTED TO CED PARTICIPATION

My business is leaner and streamline then before resulting in better resources allocation.

ASPIRATIONS FOR THE BUSINESS

As Drought Solutions our aim is to be the leading subsurface drip installer in the SADC region in the next coming five years.

NEXT LEVEL FUNDING REQUIREMENT AND WHAT IS THE ANTICIPATED GROWTH OF THE BUSINESS AT THIS NEXT LEVEL

We require about R200 000 to purchase a plough to assist in the layer of driplines underneath the ground.
Which will enable us to target commercial farmers who are able purchase large irrigation system. plus once we have settled in this next level.