Some people naturally possess an entrepreneurial flair. Henk van der Merwe, the founder of Lekke Fresh, is one such individual. In 2019, while still a student at Stellenbosch University – driving past the local dairy shop in his old Nissan bakkie, 1996 model – Henk’s idea of becoming the modern milkman emerged. When lockdown hit in early 2020, Henk did not let a good crisis go to waste. There was a significant demand for fresh bread, milk and eggs and, armed with the purpose of empowering local farmers and a desire to make some extra ‘dollars’, Henk stepped up and rose to the challenge of delivering these products right to the community’s doorstep. At the tender age of 25, Henk was nominated by the Stellenbosch Network as June’s Entrepreneur of the Month. BizNews spoke to the budding entrepreneur about his Lekke Fresh journey.
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