It is always a happy and vibrant day when we all go out to celebrate of a year of hard work. So much has happened for EcoProducts this year: moving to new upgraded factory premises, getting HACCP certified – two huge events! And while all this has been happening, we’ve been growing as well.
Last year we were 22 people and now we are 50 people.
So here at EcoProducts we have doubled our staff and TREBLED our production output! I wish I could add we have quadrupled our turnover but it’s not quite there yet. 🙂
This year we decided to have our end of year celebration at Hotel Mountain Inn near Louie Trichaardt. We were such a large group we completely filled the dining room. Everyone was invited: fruit crackers, cleaners, oil press operators, security guards, gardeners, admin staff and drivers.
Some of our staff have never eaten in a restaurant before so its one of the highlights of the year.
Nearly all the women dressed in colourful Venda and Shangaan dresses except for Nancy who who looked stunning in her sari. I dressed in my new-style Venda outfit made for me by one of the baobab fruit harvesters in the village where I harvest baobab fruit.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped EcoProducts grow this year. It was a joyful day enjoyed by everyone!