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
Exotic EPZ is a leading social enterprise and licensed processor and exporter of the finest quality Macadamia Nuts based in Nairobi, Kenya. The company was established in 2017 and is led by a dynamic trio of Kenyan ladies, passionate to bridge the route to the market gap between smallholder farmers and international markets.
The business is modeled around the blockchain concept of sourcing macadamia nuts from smallholder farmers in the macadamia nuts-rich counties and growing regions. The company prides itself on sourcing macadamia nuts from a network of over 7,000 smallholder farmers growing, tending to, and harvesting the nuts using the highest agricultural standards. Leveraging on technology, the company ensures timely & sustainable income for the farmer.
While the company’s operations are based in Nairobi – Kenya, it has established aggregation centers in 12 major macadamia growing regions in the country. At Exotic EPZ, buyers and consumers are assured of a consistent supply of high-quality products that promote healthy and happy living.
The nuts are grown in the beautiful and rich tropical highlands of Kenya, enjoying year-round sunlight, harvested with delight, and processed with tender care, to meet the company’s delicately balanced superior quality, giving customers the coveted exotic taste. The company serves the European, American, and Asia markets and plans to expand to supply other continents.