SHERWOOD PARK ESTATES TESTIMONIAL
"With help from African Century we have now ventured back into Paprika production of which the last crop we grew was in 2011, ending a more than 10yr run. We hope for this to be the future of our business and have great plans as we have a secure market and offtake. This has allowed us to increase the average monthly income for our contract staff from a mere $65/month to over $90/month, some as high as $120/month. We have also progressed from employing an average contract workforce of 30 staff to over 80 staff. In other areas of our business such as Seed maize production we employ over 175 staff at peak and provide and average monthly earning of $78/month, some as high as $105/month from a mere $65/month as is the stipulated minimum wage for contract staff. The roll over effect this has had in our community has been huge. We have noticed a major lift in moral as well as receiving letters of thanks from various schools in the area as they have noticed an increase in timely school fees payments and attendance of pupils by more than 30%. To us this is a great measure of success as we believe if we can raise the bar for education and increase the number of children that can be educated, we are ultimately growing our nation and ensuring a better and more successful future."
Sherwood Park Estate is a commercial farming enterprise specializing in the production of various crops all under irrigation. It is situated in Kwekwe, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe