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Kikai Foods Limited
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Tel: +254 700 390 750

Email: splanzajayden@yahoo.com

 

 

Business Description

Kikai Foods is a registered limited liability company that focuses on reducing post-harvest loss of bananas in Embu County, Kenya, by increasing their shelf life through value addition.

Problem/Solution

There exists a great loss of bananas due to poor post-harvest handling and lack of adequate storage facilities in Embu County. Kikai Foods was thus inspired by this reality to provide a sustainable alternative with a view of providing extra income, reducing postharvest losses and increasing food security. It does this throughprocessing the bananas into forms that can last longer without depreciating their nutritional value or adding artificial additives such as food colors and preservatives.

Products/Service

Kikai Foods’s main products include; banana flour, which is highly nutritious, easy to cook and gluten-free; and banana crisps which are tasty, crispy and in the customer’s preferred flavor. The products are dried using solar technology and do not contain any additives. Kikai Foods is also in the process of expanding its product portfolio to include flour from pumpkin, sweet potato, cassava, and amaranth.

Traction to Date

Key milestones include identifying processed banana products whose market is readily available, carrying out research activities to see how the firm can create a niche by supplying those products in high quality and at competitive prices, and identifying ways/ modes in which to create employment opportunities and help transform the society’s economic status while taking good care of the environment.