Ndivisi is a Kenyan company dealing in oilseeds, mainly soybeans from Uganda. This two-headed business was founded in 2015 by James Ododa and Esther Njoroge. Ndivisi purchases soybeans from 2,000 farmers in fertile northern Uganda. As a result, these farmers not only have a steady buyer, but they also receive guidance in the production process. This improves the quality and increases their harvest, resulting in more income. The soybeans are cleaned, packaged and transported to Kenya. For transportation, Ndivisi uses trucks that transport goods from Kenya to Uganda and would otherwise go back empty. Very efficient! Their clients are mainly animal feed manufacturers and food processing companies.
|Borrower||NDIVISI ENTERPRISES LIMITED|
|Founded||25 June 2015|
|Active on Lendahand since||2 September 2022|
Financial information per 2022-06-30
Kenya is East-Africa’s financial centre, with the largest economy, the highest income per capita and the best infrastructure. The country is conveniently located on the coast, allowing it to become the regional trade centre. Kenyans are typically well-educated, compared to people in neighbouring countries with which it forms a customs union. There is a free market and low import and export restrictions. These factors all lead to Kenya being the main location for foreign companies to settle, after South-Africa. Important sectors are agriculture, industry and services. The latter includes the financial sector. The increase in export, of tea and flowers for example, also contributes to an influx of foreign currency.
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As a plant-based source of protein, the demand for soy products in Kenya is increasing. A great opportunity, thought James Ododa and Esther Njoroge. With their company Ndivisi, which has been trading soybeans since 2015, they decided to start processing them into soybean meal and oil. For the 2,000 small-scale farmers they work with this is good news, because the increasing demand provides a stable buyer for their soy and a sustainable source of income. Moreover, the high demand provides opportunities to expand their network significantly and partner with over 3,000 more farmers, who can improve their circumstances.
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