Startup Grind x Khayelitsha - Adri Williams & Eunice Nyobole (Khayelitsha Cookies)

Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha - Lookout Hill Village 1 South Cape Town, 7784 Cape Town
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 10:00 AM (SAST)

About this event

Startup Grind Khayelitsha is proud to host Adri Williams and Eunice Nyobole, owners of Khayelitsha Cookie Company (KCC), a company that produces a range of high-quality hand-baked cookies. KCC supplies hotels, retail shops, hospitals, schools and corporates across South Africa and some of their clients include Pick n Pay, Protea Hotels, Spier and Tsogo Sun.

Khayelitsha Cookies started with 4 women in Khayelitsha, and now employs more than 50 women on a full-time basis. It began as a small-scale project in 2004, teaching a group of unskilled and unemployed ladies in Khayelitsha township to bake in order to sustain their livelihood. The organization has faced some tough times since its establishment including a threat of closure in 2013 due to increased losses. Adri Williams left a secure job with a good salary and benefits as head of sales for Ciro Coffee to join KCC inheriting a company that was R2.5 million in debt. With great determination, Adri, Eunice and a dedicated team of ladies rolled up their sleeves and got to work diligently to turn things around.

“Creating opportunity one bite at a time” is their motto and that’s exactly what Khayelitsha Cookie Company does and continues to sustainably restore hope for a lot of ladies.

Join us for our first Startup Grind Khayelitsha event on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn from 10h00 to 13h00. Get your tickets now.

Speaker

  • Ntombie Nonxuba

    Ntombie Nonxuba

    Rise Uniforms

    Founder

    Startup Grind Khayelitsha is proud to host Ntombie Nonxuba, founder and Director of Rise Uniforms, a factory that supplies quality safety clothing, uniform, corporate wear and complementary garments based in Teguka Business Park, Philippi Industrial. Rise Uniforms supplies retail shops, hospitals, schools and corporates across South Africa and some of their clients include Pick n Pay as well as Boxer Stores.

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  • When

    Saturday, Mar 23
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (SAST)

    Where

    Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha
    Lookout Hill Village 1 South Cape Town7784

    Brought to you by

    • Sandras Phiri

      Sandras Phiri

      Startup Circles

      CEO

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