Although she is using berries at the moment, which she either grows or purchases, she is eyeing other normal fruits like peaches. Berries can be expensive because they are hardly grown in Lesotho and getting them from outside can create a bit of a headache.
“We don’t neccessaily hope to grow all the fruits outselves,” she said. “Rather, we would also like to ask small fruit growers to supply us.”
Once they have enough supply, the sky is the limit in terms of the market for her products. “Lesotho’s growing dairy industry is an obvious target of our products.”
Beyond that industry, she is eyeing everything from fruit concentrates to applications in cakes and even in soaps and so on.
She thinks that they, as the younger generation, are destined for greater things, “I am looking to a time when I am owning a big factory of the syrups and this is what I’m working hard to achieve.” The reason, as she views it, is that her generation is more explorative and has more freedom to make more choices than the previous one.
For instance, in the good old days, being a student of Interior Design and Architecture would confine [and condemn] her to that profession to the end.
This generation knows quite well that one of the benefits of education is to open one’s minds to oppounuties beyond one’s chosen profession. In fact research has shown that the most innovative amongst us are the so-called the jacks-of-all-trades.
That is because such people often bring solutions they experienced in one field to a new field in way that people in the new field may never have thought.
In the meantime, let us relish the moment and enjoy her enticing fruit syrups.