We have ear-marked three enterprise development projects:
- Waste Management;
- Home Bakeries;
All three enterprise development projects are separate entities. Each enterprise is set up as a communal co-op. To ensure the sustainability of each enterprise, Oliver’s House is a member of each co-op. This also affords Oliver’s House to earn an income from each enterprise, which will be used to expand each co-op. All the members of the co-ops will be selected from the local community.
This enterprise is in its initial stages of development. 900m² of property at Oliver’s Village has been set aside for the development of the waste management project. The enterprise will consist of five members, including Oliver’s House. We are in the process of evaluating prospective members.
At present we have 18 waste collectors. For now, we are only concentrating on collecting paper, cardboard and the light grades of plastic. As the enterprise expands we will include other forms of waste.
The home bakery enterprise development project is also in its initial stages of development. Oliver’s House has been sponsored eleven low-tech ovens. Ten of these ovens will be “leased” to the beneficiaries of this enterprise. Oliver’s House will retain one oven, which will be used to bake bread for our early childhood development centre.
Oliver’s House will provide support in the form of training, business management and marketing
The agri-business enterprise will be operational by January 2016. The agri-business enterprise vegetable farming and aquaponics. We have set aside a 300m² aquaponics tunnel and 1500m² of property for the community vegetable garden.
Oliver’s House will provide support in the form of training, business management and marketing.