After our community workshop on Monday, my manager Colly started visiting the villages to buy our first fruit for the season. The fruit are packed into bags then loaded onto our pick-up and trailer. Each women is paid on delivery, so that she does not have to wait for payment.
The bags of fruit are transported back to our factory in Makhado. Here a team of women break open the fruit and extract the powder and seed that is inside the fruit. The powder is separated from the seeds, is then finely sieved and packed into our tubs and the seed is sent to our seed press for oil pressing.