Shalem Investments

Shalem Investments is a Kenyan family-owned business, operating out of Meru. We market and sell products for over 7000 smallholder farmers. The products we market for smallholders are mostly maize, beans, sorghum and soybeans. We identify markets for the farmers we work with and sell their produce with a good profit, towards larger buyers such as food producing companies and animal feed producing companies.

Fundraising

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Idea

We have an elevator pitch. We are already working in <abbr title="Base of the Pyramid">BoP</abbr> markets and want to improve our current offering.
We have an elevator pitch. We are already working in BoP markets and want to improve our current offering.

Our business sells and markets the produce of over 7000 smallholder farmers. This produce is mostly sorghum but also beans and other staple crops. This produce is sold to amongst others larger buyers such as East African Breweries ltd. We plan to not only aggregate and sell the produce, but in the future also start working on processing of crops.

Team

Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.
Our founder has the business savvy and persistence to turn ideas into a company. We have a business network and can get introduced to the right people. We can build the product. Given the time and money, we can deliver on our promises.

Ruth Kinoti is founder and CEO of Shalem investments.


Product

We have a working product or service.
We have a working product or service.

The products are currently widely available on the market.

Revenue

We already have revenue from paying customers.
We already have revenue from paying customers.

Our revenue is generated by the income that we receive from (corporate) companies that buy the produce that we source from the smallholder farmers.


Inclusiveness

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as employees.

Our busines idea is inclusive because we offer a market entry opportunity for 1000s of farmers, which they would not have been able to tap into without Shalem Investment's support.

We involve low-income groups as consumers. We involve low-income groups as producers. We involve low-income groups as employees.

We are currently sourcing produce from over 7000 farmers and intend to increase these numbers. Als we will start working on a food product that we are going to produce ourselves and sell it at an affordable price to low-income consumers.

  1. Idea and Stage

  2. Team and Organization

  3. Market and Marketing

  4. Finance

  5. Impact

  6. Investment

Team

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