Ziweto (a local name for livestock) is a social enterprise operating in the livestock sector in Malawi. The aim of Ziweto is to revolutionize the way that livestock and veterinary services are offered to smallholder farmers in Malawi by creating a more sustainable model of livestock service delivery. The enterprise will establish a network of franchised and branded agrovet shops owned and operated by young people who are qualified as veterinarians, livestock technicians and other livestock and agricultural professionals. The franchise owners are carefully selected to ensure the likelihood of success of the enterprise. Each franchisee is a resident of the local area, which ensures they have the trust of the community and deep knowledge of the local market.
We provide each store owner with start-up stock (vaccines and drugs), training in business management, and branding support (among several services). Each franchise owner is enrolled in a 6-month mentoring program to help build the...
Ziweto (a local name for livestock) is a social enterprise operating in the livestock sector in Malawi. The aim of Ziweto is to revolutionize the way that livestock and veterinary services are offered to smallholder farmers in Malawi by creating a more sustainable model of livestock service delivery. The enterprise will establish a network of franchised and branded agrovet shops owned and operated by young people who are qualified as veterinarians, livestock technicians and other livestock and agricultural professionals. The franchise owners are carefully selected to ensure the likelihood of success of the enterprise. Each franchisee is a resident of the local area, which ensures they have the trust of the community and deep knowledge of the local market.
We provide each store owner with start-up stock (vaccines and drugs), training in business management, and branding support (among several services). Each franchise owner is enrolled in a 6-month mentoring program to help build their skills set.

We take a comprehensive value chain approach to developing rural livestock enterprises. Ziweto buys livestock from the producers that are serviced by our shops. By offering a premium price for quality livestock (and helping to cut out the middleman), we help to increase the return on investment for the rural livestock producers.

Ziweto Enterprise founder was selected as one of the 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (tonyelumelufoundation.org/teep/) winners. The Toney Elumelu Foundations is expected to invest up to $10,000 in the enterprise.
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