Business: Agribusiness .
Location: Kahuho, Kitale.
Years in Operation: 20 Years.
Amount needed: $1000.
Martha Njoki Ndegwa and her husband create employment for at least ten people every given period. The seasoned farmers have tried their hands on the most profitable large scale farming ventures in their region and are eager to continue reaping more profits and diversify some more.
The mother of two children, one school going, says their family’s needs and child’s school fees all come from their agribusiness. Their comfort and happiness is dependent on the performance of their business.They are engaged in tea, vegetables, maize and small scale dairy farming.
Despite the scorching sun of January her farm is beautifully green with very healthy looking cabbages thanks to the regular irrigation that they undertake to ensure the vegetables flourish. She is about to harvest and is very optimistic about high yields, high sales hence more profits.The other end of her farm has tea bushes that are very well catered for awaiting picking later next month.
Her dairy farm of two cattle has also proved to be a worthy venture for they are able to sell at least 30 litres of milk daily to middle men who collect the milk from their homestead and farm gate to sell at the cooling plant in Mwaita area,in the outskirts of Makutano, Kitale.
She is seeking $1000 from Moto Hope Micro Lending to buy a third dairy cattle as well as facilitate the next vegetable planting season once she harvests whatever is on the farm. With this money, the additional dairy cow will increase their milk stock thus raise the litres sold per day and in this way earn them more money.
Profits from their dairy venture is intended for their maize farming. The maize planting season is fast approaching and she has all hopes for success and envisions growth and scaling upwards in all their agribusiness ventures.