PROSPER THROUGH EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF SIDO SERVICES
Mr. Said Juma Hamoud is a sunflower processor at Singida Municipal, who started processing sunflower oil in 1998 at SIDO Singida industrial estate with a capital of 7 million. At that time sunflower oil processors were few, competition was minimal, products produced were not well packed and production environment was not conducive. Through SIDO he received technical and business support services which helped him to modernize his production environment, improve his business by packing his oil in a recommended packaging materials, using his own labels.
He continued improving his business by attending different trainings organized by SIDO that enabled him to acquire more business skills. Moreover he attends SIDO zonal exhibitions as the means of advertising his product. SIDO linked him with EADB in 2006 and managed to get a big loan that enabled him to expand his business. He was also introduced and participated in BDG program whereby in 2009 he won Tshs 4.8 Million as a grant to improve the business.
In September 2013, he expanded his project by opening another industry at Misuna area in Singida where he installed a new machine which comply with TBS and TFDA requirements. Through advises from SIDO he upgraded his industries by installing conveyer system for transferring seeds to the processing machine and while transferring sunflower cake from processing to another room. His business is already registered with BRELA (Sweet drop sunflower oil mill), has a bar code and TIN number and samples already sent to TBS to get TBS certification.
His production has increased from processing 8 to 12 tones of sunflower seeds per day which is equivalent to 3,145liters of sunflower oil. His market outreach has increased to outside regions such as Dodoma, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora and Kilimanjaro.
His two industries has 8 permanent and more than 20 part time employees.