Back to Eden
Explain your project in details:
The main objective of the project is economic growth through decent work. Currently on the farm we have; Fish, Rabbits, Snails, Bees and Sheep with Pigs and Goats in the pipeline. Crops are Coffee, Ginger, Date palm, Palm trees, Mangoes, Oranges and an ICT Sales, Training and Repair Center. Our aim is to use each of the products and by-products to facilitate the next item in our system design. I.e. Fish waste water used for irrigation, animal droppings used for fertilizer, and agricultural waste (excess leaves and stalks) used to feed animals and bees used to cross pollinate fruits and vegetables for maximum yield. ICT used to educate non agro-inclined individuals and generate alternative income and financing and vice versa.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Achievement recorded so far are numerous after years of several challenges on various fronts. Fish hatchery now functional which greatly improves profitability of the fish farming process. Processing of perishables (Tomatoes, Celery and parsley) into finished products which allows us to sell for profit not under duress of items perishing, Challenging Office work environment with the desire to create a versatile workplace with several incorporated activities in the information and communication environment (website development, printing, programming and development hub for promising individuals. Setting milestones has so far been the best way used to evaluate our success per time
Sustainability and future plans
The sustainability of the business is a certainty as food is essential for life and technology is necessary for development. Financing for the business has been from gains within the business and family inputs, which to be honest has gone a long way to grow my little empire and has greatly removed the stress of any loans till date. However at this point a loan, preferably a grant is unavoidable for the anticipated and projected growth and expansion plans. Product registration with regulatory authorities to expand customer base beyond the current limitation of community in ongoing and a variety of products to ensure a customer in every household in any given community. Finally the ongoing deployment of financial applications for better management, book keeping and financial projections aims to facilitate the planned growth and expansion of current resources
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I was born 4th April, to a family of a hardworking clergy from a rural background who strongly believes in hard work and self sufficiency. I was raised around agriculture and had a lot of hands on experience from a very early age. After studying Engineering the drive to make this easier, better and more profitable as a business has been the major motivation and in the process help several others like me in my community and outside see the possibilities in our immediate environment. Ive not received any awards or recognition, but I'm sure in due time the world will see the brightness of my shinning, so I'm not in a hurry because I'm sure success definitely cant hide.