What advice would you give other SMEs in fragile situations, with refugees and their host communities?

  • Start with the County Government for easier access to the host and refugees, and to collect relevant business data
  • Engage and employ locals so that they have ownership of the project
  • Carry out due diligence of the politics of the area
  • Collect as much data as possible and try to drop the donor tag to avoid being overcharged for services. Both locals and refugees expect a higher payment of services and products from companies with a donor tag
  • Liaise with the Deputy County Officer and Liaison officers for a better understanding of the security issues

What attracted you to the Kakuma/Kalobeyei area? Why did you choose to apply for the KKCF funding?

Our aim is to feed the whole world by utilising a minimum of resources and saving water, and we were attracted to the available opportunities in the area; with the main point of attraction being the fresh produce market in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei area. The other main attraction point is the adaptability of hydroponic farming, as a preferable farming method because it uses minimal amounts of water and requires less manpower.