Nandi County government, StartUp Africa and US-based Nancy Mwirotsi presented a Pitch Africa event to the youths of Nandi County. Competitive ideas meant to provide effective solutions to challenges facing agribusiness and social welfare were submitted through applications and eight projects made it to the stage at Municipal Social Hall in Kapsabet on 19th of February, 2018 for presentation before a bench of judges.
Two gentlemen, both residents of Nandi County made it to the top and won. Kelvin Ketter, 19 from Nandi Hills and Timon Nganai, 20 from Kapsabet had presented Fresh Food Store project whose aim is to reduce expiry of perishable foods, and to enable farmers time to gain access to the markets and finally to consumers with fresh products, an idea they stated will enable farmers make more profits and boost agribusiness activities.
They won Ksh 125,000 seed capital and a promised study in the United States of America for a training to improve their skills based on the project.
Kelvin graduated at Emobilis Mobile Training Institute having trained in Mobile Programming and Web Development. He is currently pursuing Bachelors Degree in Computer Technology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. The previous schoolmates in Kapsabet High School where both have chaired various clubs say they’re dedicated “to mentor young Africans on entrepreneurship, business and leadership to provide employment and efficient utilization of land resources”.
Kevin is passionate to grow his K2Network Media Company while his friend looks forward to owning “Nganyas”, alias for a Matatu industry.
Timon whose hobby he says is doing things that help the society, is pursuing Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering at Multimedia University of Kenya. He gave the partying shot to the youth: “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential are keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
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