Delicious and nutritious yogurt for young families
Kombeza Foods is a young dairy company founded by a dynamic entrepreneur and young mother. The fact that nutritious and locally produced dairy products are hardly available in Malawi inspired her to develop a local, nutritious and tasty product.
The Kombeza drinking yoghurt was launched. After the first successful years the company now stands at a crossroad. Currently, the factory building is being expanded to substantially enlarge the production capacity. A challenging process which Exchange will be glad to support. Hilde Schuddinck is, as Manager Account and Young Entrepreneurship at VOKA East Flanders, the ideal coach to guide this programme in the future.
Challenges to feast on
Moving the production to a new building and simutanuously raising the production volumes is challenging. A thorough assessment of the production process and optimizing the process is an important step (constant supply of quality milk, process management and efficiency).
Moreover, product diversification (developing new products and recipes) and training of staff members are central elements of the growth programme. Kombeza is a typical local expression. It refers to something so delicious that there will never be any leftovers. A growth programme that promotes local products and herewith strengthens the local economic growth, that's something to feast on!