Listener rescues Banting 'crisps' startup to help man's jobless childhood friend

Bernard Peacocke was just R15 000 short of creating what he believes is a truly viable business.

Thanks to a loan from an anonymous CapeTalk caller, he can now move forward with his fledgling startup, "Crispy Chicharron", created to generate income for his disabled and unemployed childhood friend.

Peacocke was inspired to create the small Banting "chips" business initiative after his friend, Tony Montez, found himself unemployed after 18 years and with a family to support.

He just couldn't find any work, so I had the inspiration to set up a small business.

Bernard Peacocke, entrepreneur
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