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After realising that they needed funding and having met with numerous financial institutions, Hennie phoned The Impact Investment Group Of Companies’ Chris Hart as a last resort - to seek help in funding their dream. Chris was on holiday at the time, but nevertheless he took the time to hear Hennie’s cause and jumped at the opportunity to join hands with them and help realise this project. This was seen as an ideal project for S12J investors. “Impact didn’t confine us to a set of norms; they took our hands and walked this extremely difficult road with us. Even though they also faced tribulation caused by the pandemic, they still put their clients first,”
Most of the funding for the project was acquired through The Impact Investment Group Of Companies’ (IEV) Section 12J financing model. IEV also provided constant support and advice in the early days of this venture, which produces a product for which there is strong and growing demand. In 2019/2020, the consumption of processed maize in South Africa was approximately 5.2 million metric tons - an increase of roughly 1.6 percent compared to 2018/2019.
Thabo states that Thathomo has raised significant investment capital since he collaborated with The Impact Investment Group Of Companies in early 2019, with about 47 investors so far for the upcoming tax year. He says that S12J is a wonderful vehicle that can provide SMME’s with the opportunity to enter the property market