Supporting women groups into commercial agricultureAgriculture accounted for the largest share of poverty reduction in Kenya in the past decade. We are on a mission to include women groups in this statistic in the future.
Multiple barriers to entering commercial agriculture must be addressed simultaneously to support groups like Nyela. NABIO offers:
120m2 modern greenhouse
Roof water harvest, water tank, and irrigation kit
Bi-weekly agricultural training
Community support team
Living wages and local ownership
NABIO is a purpose-driven organisation with the only aim of supporting women groups to make a living. Our model therefore:
Removing group risk
The services are offered as a loan, but it is only repaid as a percentage of sales made to the market buyer.
Ensure fair wages
From the first harvest, the group members earn hourly wages above market standard.
Hands over ownership
The group owns the greenhouse fully once the loan is repaid, allowing earnings to further increase.
Scalability at a profit
Our goal is to extend our impact to as many groups as possible. Our model is built to:
Scale through repayments
Each group repais the cost of support as a percentage of sales, allowing a repayment rate of 7 years.
The model allows one staff to be hired for every 4 greenhouses in operation. We are working towards this milestone to employ the first head of operations on ground.
24 training sessions
Research and Impact
Bernard Moloma Supeet
Reverent Rasime Loiso
Marketing and Communications
Agro-ecology and agronomy advisor