Martin Njoroge had just stepped out of college when he realised no reasonable job was forthcoming.
Together with two other young men, he decided to venture into horticulture at his parents’ plot in Kiambu.
At the time, greenhouse farming was the craze in Kenya, with reports of farmers making astronomical profits.
Njoroge, a commerce graduate, and his mates, applied for a loan from a youth fund to start the business.
“We used close to Sh200,000 to acquire the 8x8m greenhouse, drip irrigation kits and tomato seeds,” Njoroge, who ventured into horticulture in 2016, says.
As soon as the structure was installed, the three young men rolled up their sleeves to work.