The Sweet Potato Yoghurt Entrepreneur
“I manufacture and produce my very own unique products and use mainly sweet potatoes as the main ingredients because I wanted a healthy and unique product”-Edward Molatela Kgarose.
Edward Molatela Kgarose (29) is the founder of Kgarose Kgaros (Pty) LTD, a company that produces sweet potato yogurt in three flavours, namely banana, strawberry, and apricot. He employs 4 permanent workers.
He was born and raised in Ga-Lekgothoane, Ga-Molepo in Thabamoopo in the district municipality of Limpopo. In 2015, he got the inspiration to make sweet potato yoghurt. He identified a gap in the market and is now using the root vegetable to provide consumers with a healthier choice for drinking yogurts.
He noticed a gap in the market for a product such as his and decided to do research about the health benefits of sweet potato a turn his passion into a career.