Women who were part of the Zanu PF initiative to introduce community bakeries after a dire bread shortage last year have turned the skills they learnt from the initiative into a business venture and are reportedly making between R250 to R300 per day from selling buns in their local communities, Sunday News reports.
The women reportedly formed a group called Tjidzanani Bakery group according to a group member Mrs Panganai who spoke to the publication and said:
We started this business after having undergone training at Madlambuzi and since then we are selling buns to the local community with an average sale per day of between R250 and R300 as one costs R1 each. The main challenge that we are facing is sourcing trays for baking produce like bread as we want to take over the bread industry in the communities that is at our vicinity by offering them affordable prices.
The bakeries drew widespread criticism when they were launched last year as some saw the initiative as ancient and counter civilisation and counterproductive during the era where those communities must be using advanced baking systems and advanced techniques and equipment.
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