Income Diversification at the Kamavindi Estate
In 2015, Kamavindi owner Peter Mbature received a Seeds grant for 600 macadamia nut trees. The trees, which produce an annual crop, were not for him and his family, but for workers at Kamavindi and surrounding estates. Knowing that the seasonal wages the farmworkers received were not enough to fully support their families, Peter wanted to provide an additional source of income. Working with a local company that provided the seedlings and training, Peter distributed trees to 52 households in the area and plans to expand the program going forward.