Hustles and hurdles of starting a business

By Nancy Kathendu and Margaret Ngetha Picked n Packed  was founded in 2012 by two sisters Nancy & AnnMarie Kathendu using personal savings. The hurdles that drowned us at the commencement of this company accumulated into losses that wiped out …

It’s all smiles for mango farmers

By Patricia Karau – PFIL staff Francis Kimeu is standing at his mango farm (right in the middle) holding his waist with both arms. He takes a glance at what is now his pride and joy. If only he knew …

Farmer increases earnings with new bio-fertiliser

Mary Wanjiru is a farmer in Kirinyaga County who has reaped numerous benefits from the use of Mazao Flourish bio-fertilizer from Real IPM. The 50-year old mother of two has been a farmer all her life and grows French beans, …