The ‘root’ to women’s empowerment

Growing up in rural south-east Nigeria, as the first born child in my family, I assisted my mum in her small business as she struggled to make a living. When the opportunity to go and live with my aunt in eastern Nigerian arose, I was excited; I thought I would be relieved from the hard work at home. Unknown to me, I moved from the frying pan into the fire.

My aunt, Maureen, was a cassava farmer who struggled to make a living from growing, harvesting, and then the laborious work of processing the cassava into finished products — which is tedious, back-breaking and time-consuming. Together, we worked to earn enough money to afford food and occasionally medicines. It was in the furnace of these painful childhood experiences that my vision for Kadosh Production Company (KPC) was born.

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  • Providing a discounted and speedy processing service for the local women cassava farmers in exchange for their cassava peels.
  • Selling the five tonnes of “waste” peels produced daily to livestock farmers as feeds for their goats, sheep, or pigs instead of burning them to release CO2.
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