FOOD AND NUTRITION SOLUTION (FNS)
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
One year now since we started, we achieve to penetrate in competitive market and current we provide service to 150 customers daily. Nutritional education that we offer to customers helps at improving nutritional well being of the population. This has an impact of reducing individual and government health costs by reducing the rate of malnutrition. This education also plays a great role in social and economical development. We have been conducting workshops and seminars related to food and nutrition such as the LIFE BEFORE AND AFTER RETIREMENT; Family Budget, Family Planning and Eat Well tips seminar at Marenga Investment Company (MIC) Another achievement has been positive feedback from our customers. FNSs customers like the fact that they dont have to worry about or move to get lunch and breakfast, they are eating healthy meals and get guidance on proper food and nutrition practices at the same time, and thus improving their health as well as working productivity. This is because we offer products with great impact on health; low fat, low salt and low sugar meals. Creation of employment opportunity is one among the contribution of Food and Nutrition Solution to our society and Tanzania at large. Current FNS employs four people, described in our Vision and FNSs Future Strategic Plan (FFSP), we plan to expand and to create more employment opportunities to Tanzania youth, directly and in directly. FNS also contributes to development of agriculture sector in our region and country as well and thus improve life standard of individuals/farmers. We buy our foods such as tea leaves (used to make green tea), nuts, different cereals products, pulses like beans and different vegetables directly from farmers.
Sustainability and future plans
FNS key activities include daily purchases of inputs / food ingredients, preparation of and selling of Meals to customers. We use direct selling and different strategy to Build good Customer relationship and promote our brand. In order to maintain and increase FNSs Revenue we focus on Increasing Sales and controlling cost. Through set our sales goals this helps the company to have resources to continue operate and position the Brand. The main market targeted is Business people and Employees working along three big streets in Moshi Municipal. Currently we provide our services to 150 people daily along Bondeni Street. We target 1000 customers along Mawenzi and Market Streets. In 2-3 years we plan to grow and expand by diversifying our menu, and add 25 staff in different position. 7 staff for Sales and Marketing, 15 staff for operation and 3 administrative and financial staff.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am Joseph Vicent Sangawe 27 years old and native of Moshi Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. I attended for primary education at Rau Primary School from 1998-2004 followed by secondary education 2005 -2008 at Mawenzi Secondary where i studied Food and Nutrition as an option subject, I learn different knowledge and skills concerning Food and Nutrition including; Food requirements for different groups, malnutrition, food preparation, presentation and preservation. I attended advance secondary education at Majengo High School from 2009 2011.Then worked temporarily at Marenga Investment Company (MIC) as Production and Marketing Officer of Marenga Bakery. While working there I innovated and introduced different products include Cap Cakes, Rock buns and twist breads that helped in increasing company product line and market share. I also assisted the Director of nutrition at MIC in conducting and coordinate different seminars and training for Company employees especially on matters of health as related to food and nutrition. Working at MIC awakened my passion for food and Nutrition and its impact on Heath. I joined University at University of Dar es salaam 2011, where I pursued Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing (B.Com Marketing). During my studies at the University, i ventured into packaging and selling of natural honey to my fellow Students and other streets nearby with Brand name Prince Honey. After graduation on 2014 i continued with honey business and on March 2015 i decided to continue with my passion, food and nutrition by starting Food and Nutrition Solution.