LSV participated at the ‘Pro food’ exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association held at BMICH from the 2nd to the 04th of August 2019. Large crowds were drawn to the LSV stall that showcased the healthy and nutritional food products of ‘Sathustar’ and, LSV’s business coaching, incubation and other support services provided for social enterprises and SMEs. ‘Sathustar’ is an enterprise that is being offered business service support by LSV and OXFAM project- Sustainable Nurturing of Rural Agri Industrial Social Enterprises (SUNRISE). A representative of Mulai Ullavan another beneficiary of the SUNRISE project also joined the event.
An array of innovative healthy food product range under the ‘Sathustar’ brand such as Vegetable pappadam made using curry leaf, Gotukola (a green leaf), Moringa powder, Ground nut biscuit, Gingely rolls, Gotukola Samaposha a cereal had a high demand from many who visited the stall. Participating at the Pro food exhibition Sajirani the tireless, persevering entrepreneur the owner of ‘Sathustar’ products was happy for a mission accomplished. It was not only mere profits alone but also compliments she received in recognition of her work and the new contacts made to further the business. Participating in the Pro Food 2019 exhibition was an important milestone for ‘Sathustar’ brands. The product range of ‘Sathustar’ was able to secure the Good Manufacturing (GMP) certification recently with the facilitation of LSV. The event meanwhile was a learning opportunity for the representative from Mulai Ullavan on market trends for processed food.