Am a Kenyan youth, bachelor of economics graduate and an agripreneur
I founded a company called HKING Limited which is a youth agripreneur enterprise with one Overall objective which is, to contribute significantly in addressing the issue of food security in Kenya and around globe by establishing a reliable food production and distribution enterprise.
Despite the fact that 60% of arable land is in Africa and it has billions in investment potential we still continue being a net food importer and frequent hunger crisis which always results in loss of lives.
Among the major reasons for this situation is under investment in agriculture and emphasis on small scale subsistence farming that is totally rain dependent.
I’m determined to do something about this situation and that’s why I founded HKING Limited, I plan to establish industrial large scale farming that will have an impact on our food security situation. 89% of Kenya’s land is semi-arid and arid, but we are lucky to have huge permanent rivers running across this vast forsaken lands.
we appreciate that it will be a journey and therefore we will break it down in varies milestones or phases which we have categorized as follows.
Starting phase: The objective in this phase is to establish the business in a small scale version. The profits realized from this phase will facilitate acquisition larger pieces of land.
Expansion phase: In this phase the focus will be on expansion or increase of land under cultivation
Synergizing phase: At this stage the focus will be optimization of production and distribution outlets rolled out.
Replication phase: replication of the synergized farm in other tracks of land in other areas
Currently we are running an agribusiness project that in Nakuru county on a small 3-acre farm where we have been growing cabbages for the last one year. We established an irrigation system to irrigate the crops during dry spells This project has been a success and we have acquired a lot of experience in the same, this has been a confirmation on our belief that we have a lot of potential in Kenya and around the world especially in semi-arid areas as long as we are willing to invest in those areas.
We are therefore looking to acquire 20 to 25 acres of land in machakos county (semi-arid area) along river tana and set up a modern mechanized irrigated farm (with greenhouses, open field farming and fish farming) to be a motivation and a model to others and to make an impact in our food security situation. We hope that this project will be a success and we will expand it to many more acres, synergize it and replicate it in other areas. We hope that the multiplier effect will even be bigger than the farm itself.
However, access to capital in Kenya especially among youth enterprises in a huge challenge and a hindrance to success of many transformative ideas. We have therefore decided to use a different approach to raising Capital that we need. We are conducting crowdfunding and looking for angel investors who are willing to jump start us in this transformative journey. And this is where we are seeking your support.
Our working budget is Ksh10,125,000 (USD 94,000) we believe that it will be an exciting journey and many lives will be touched directly and indirectly and above all soon we will be a food secure society.
Your support big or small will go a long way to kick starting us in this transformation journey that we are undertaking. NO amount is too small to give.
However, if you are not in position to support us financially and have an idea or connection of how we can get funding we would love to hear it. It will mean a lot to us.
I promise that the funds raised will be used only for the said objective and will give account of every cent.
Thank you for your consideration and support