Cham washing powder finds market traction


Two serial entrepreneurs, Tlotlo Letshwiti and Solomon Moyo, are finding their footing in the washing powder business and finally exerting themselves after years of trial and era.

It took the duo eight years to grasp their share of the market. Their journey in entrepreneurship started in 2015 with plans to manufacture sugar. However, they never made it due to lack of startup capital. They then tried manufacturing cooking oil and ended up closing shop as well as they did not have the machinery to produce for the market. The disappointments did not deter them as they kept trying out other ideas until they came out with the Cham washing powder business. Just like their previous ideas, they struggled to get funding to procure machinery.

That was until last year when they applied for the Youth Fund, which is housed at the Ministry of Youth, and were finally assisted. In an interview, one of the founders of United Chem, Letshwiti said they got funded to the tune of P446,000 which they used to buy machinery and some stock. “Even though we are grateful for the funding, we are still struggling to make ends meet as we had to find ways of covering other expenses like rent, clearing the machinery and buying additional stock from our pockets,” Letshwiti told BusinessMonitor.

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