LishaBora believes in the elimination of poverty through innovation and education in the dairy sector of Kenya. We believe poverty is systemic, and is created by the systems in which farmers operate. We attribute that many of the 1.8 million dairy farmers earn less than $2 USD a day due to the limited options, low quality, and high cost of dairy feed currently available in the market. A much more nutritious and affordable product is possible. LishaBora is disrupting the product distribution model and supply chain of the dairy industry in Kenya. We create dairy feed that is nutritious and affordable in order to raise the amount of milk produced by smallholder dairy farmers. We envision an Africa with a strong dairy sector that not only feeds the communities in which we operate, but an Africa that feeds the world.
We currently are operating our first, full sized greenhouse where we continue to optimize our yields and internal operations. We plan to scale the business within the year to reach more farmers and have deeper impact on our customers.
We are fortunate to have driven employees who want to make an impact in their local communities. The people we work with come from diverse backgrounds and each day contribute to making LishaBora a success.
Small-holder dairy farmers are interested to learn more about our product. When entering a new community they are always quick to pose us questions about the product and how it will help in their day to day lives. Hearing such positive feedback on early trials makes us excited to continue our work in providing them a more nutrient-rich feed product than is currently sold in the market.