Entrepreneur’s Name: Jane Maigua, Loise Maina & Charity Ndegwa
Email Address: Jane@exoticepz.co.ke
Location: Sameer Industrial Park off Enterprise road
Thematic Area: Agribusiness
KCV invested in Exotic EPZ in April 2020 towards company’s expansion strategy. Exotic EPZ Ltd was founded in December 2012 and was in August 2017 acquired by Nawiri Agribusiness EPZ Ltd. The company engages in the processing and export of macadamia nuts and has recently dispatched its first 11-tonne consignment of nuts to the Netherlands. Exotic is owned by three women passionate about empowering rural smallholder farmers and agents in the macadamia nuts value chains as well as creation of decent jobs. The company sources from over 1,500 of small-scale farmers spread across Embu, Meru, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Kiambu, Baringo and Murang’a counties then processes and packages macadamia kernels for export to Europe.