Fruit cheese is a fruit based confectionery containing fruit pulp and cheese, with a high shelf life. Since its taste, and nutritional values are cherished by both the rural and urban population it has a high demand.
The investment cost required for setting a fruit cheese making plant is US$ 3295 yielding estimated revenue of US$ 49,920 annually with production capacity of 31, 200kgs per year. This project is expected to yield a net profit of 53% in a payback period of seven months.
Capital investment Requirement in US $
|LPG pressure & gas cylinder||No||1||620||620|
|TC of Machinery & Tools||3,295|
Production and Operating costs in US$Direct materials, supplies and costs
|Cost Item||Units||@||Qty/ day||Pdn cost/ day||Pdn cost/ mth||Pdn cost/yr|
|Butter hydrogenated fat||Kgms||3||10||30||780||9,360|
|Colour / flavour||Kgms||2.59||0.16||0.4||10.7744||129|
|Fruit cheese can be made from any ripe fruit such as: mango, guava, jackfruit and bananas.|
|The fruit is peeled, cored and pulped.|
|Sugar along with butter, salt, colour is added and cooked into a thick mass|
|It is then poured on greased trays and spread.|
|The mixture is cooled and cut into suitable sizes, wrapped in polythene films and released to the market.|
|Selling & distribution||100||1,200|
|Utilities (Water, power)||75||900|
|Total Operating Costs||1943||23,320|
1. Production costs assume 312 days per year with daily capacity of 100 Kgs.
Project product cost and Price Structure
|Item||Qty/ day||Qty/yr ($)||Unit cost||Pdn cost/yr||Unit price||Total rev($)|
Profitability Analysis in US $
|Profitability Item||Per day||Per month||Per year|
|Less: Production and operating costs||747||1943||23,320|
Source of Equipment and Materials:
Imported from China and India, but some of the equipment can be fabricated from within by any of the following companies. Tonet Ltd, Kanyanya, Gayaza Rd, Tree Shade Ltd, Mwanga II Rd Kisenyi Kampala and John Lugendo & co Ltd Ndeeba Masaka Rd email email@example.com. Fruits and cheese are available from Luweero, Soroti Mukono, Mbarara, and Masindi all year round.