The Dried Fish/Food Company
Produces solar dried fish products
The enterprise purchases frozen horse mackerel from local factories and dries it in a solar energy process. The ﬁsh is then transported in bulk to outlets run by WEDI, a women’s cooperative, which owns the exclusive distribution rights. The enterprise’s primary focus is on rural areas. It is replicable across Africa. WEDI has enterprises across Namibia’s 14 regions. The dried ﬁsh is an additional, exclusive, high-demand product, complementing the existing activities of WEDI entrepreneurs.
The Women’s Enterprise Development Initiative (WEDI) sells and distributes the dried ﬁsh to communities in rural areas of Namibia. It thus plays an integral part in the Dried Fish / Food Company’s operating model.
Kakukutu Fisheries CC is a horse mackerel quota holder, co-owned by one of the directors of the Dried Fish / Food Company. The company plays a vital role in securing supplies of horse mackerel.
Nakape Investments (Pty) Ltd are strategic partners who transport the fresh ﬁsh from Walvis Bay to the commercial ﬁsh drying factory, and subsequently transport the dried ﬁsh to WEDI.
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