Green houses grow riches for couple
Posted Wednesday, September 23 2009 at 19:30
- They saw an opportunity and grabbed it. Now they are reaping the fruits of their decision, writes
Agrotunnel also has another company, Greenhouse Management Service, which trains people on crop growing, health and greenhouse logistics, and management.
Based in Nairobi, Karen area, the company has other branches in major towns like Mombasa, Kitale, Bungoma, Kapsabet, and Meru.
The internet Mr Ndegwa says, has been instrumental in creating awareness about the company through their website, www.agrotunnel.com, that is receiving more hits daily.
With the company having a turnover of over Sh7 million last year, Mr Ndegwa, an engineer by profession does not regret leaving his salaried job to take on a business venture. Neither does his wife who used to work in the hotel industry.
They now take on the business by dividing the roles. He is engaged in marketing and research, while his wife does the administration and finances. The other roles are delegated to staff.
Mr Ndegwa says that with more support for the farming community in Kenya by the government and banks, the current food shortage cases can be addressed and people would be able to eat healthier foods grown from their backyards. For example with the El Nino rains expected, many crops will be destroyed and this may spark and hike in food prices.
His advises people venturing into business, “to personalise their service to their clients and deliver on time”