Kenya: She treats eyes by day, farms by night

Carol is an ophthalmic clinical officer at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, Annex branch, but has an eye for agribusiness. “I have been farming since 2014 out of passion. I love watching plants grow, fruit being harvested and served at the table. My favourite crop is tomato.”

Her love for tomatoes grew after seeing her friend in Nakuru grow and sell them in the town. “I thought, why not do it? But the climate in Eldama Ravine is not very conducive because it is cold and humid, so I embraced greenhouses,” says Carol, who has four greenhouses, two of which are 30 by 10ft, one 20 by 10ft and the other 15 by 8ft.

It was easier for her to start because she already had two acres in Eldama Ravine. “Therefore, I did market research and sought market from a supermarket first,” says Carol, who put Sh500,000 into the business.

Read the full article at Daily Nation (Rachel Kibui)


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