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Horizon Business Ventures Limited

Horizon Business Ventures Limited

Horizon Business Ventures processes seed oil extracted from tree seeds and leaves and markets it to the local and international cosmetic industry. The enterprise builds capacity within local seed collection groups and thus offers employment opportunities through sustainable management of existing natural resources. 

Horizon Business Ventures produces essential oils from seeds and leaves including cape chestnut, marula, baobab and leleshwa. Local seed collection groups, mainly women, supply seeds and leaves to the women- and youth-managed collection centres, where they are purchased by the enterprise and delivered to the factory for processing.

The enterprise follows a market-led conservation strategy: commercial products are produced for a growing market while helping to preserve biodiversity. By-products are converted into animal feed and organic pesticides.

  • Process and sell at least 8,000 litres of oil made out of croton, cape chestnut, leleswa, marula and baobab per year.
  • Increase sales revenues from USD 85,000 to USD 142,000 by the end of 2017, and triple that number by 2021.
  • Attract investment opportunities of up to USD 200,000 by the end of 2017 to complete payment for the oil distillation machine and to import specified bottles and jars for packaging.
  • Increase the number of women-managed seed collection centres from 24 to 50 by 2019 and establish a system that allows raw material suppliers to own the enterprise by buying shares


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