The bisteacup machine was bought as a second hand machine and after that we realized the installation process was a big deal, as we needed to have a lot of electrical requirements for the new building we have assigned for it and training to run it. But it was worth the wait. we had a trainer come over from hyderabad, who installed the machine and trained. We had a lot of obstacles on the day the trainer arrived with a lot of power fluctuations, a tree had falled over an electricity post and there was no power, then the fuse blew off, then the heating filament in the machine was burnt, then the quality of the ingredients was not good. But even in the morning when we arrived, I declared to the team, that I had prayed and God would see us through the day successfully. So the admin team members having 2 non-Christian members, started to believe when they saw the miracles and how God broke through the obstacles. It was a testimony that day for God’s glory!
So in the end, the project head who was non Christian proposed we should begin with prayer and all of about 10 to 12 people bowed and prayed to the living God. I returned back with great joy having had an opportunity to declare the Glory of God to the team and how they saw with their own eyes the wonders God did.
Now the biscuit tea cup production is being practiced with the right composition and adding flavours. It is a of iron material, and so the moulds have to get it used to heat, and the right temperature so that the tea cups are in proper shape and baked enough and come out correctly, every time (we are working on the consistency). So we are training people and distributing samples to take orders. We believe we will go LIVE with production from the 1st of October.
Support structures to be taken care of for this income generation initiative:
We have ventured on an ecom website, where orders can be placed. www.dreamzarcc.com (you can check it out as well) – so people can place orders. The payment gateway has been installed is in the final stages of configuration.
Food and safety association of India, has to give a certificate that will certify the edible products and we are in the process of registration with them.
Our trust / ARCC project has been registered now as a Micro Small Medium Enterprise with the governmetn of India, and got the certificate to be able to carry on income generation activities.
we have this wallet payment option that we are registering our local bank account so that the customers will be able to do easy payment through the wallet (as is this the most commonly used payment mode after the pandemic)
Our team is also finding other items innovating on them like herbal night cream, herbal lip balm herbal tea varieties (from flowers and leaves), ready made saree blouses. Research are going on in these areas.