NDIMA-INI

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Altitude

1825 masl

Preparation

Washed

Location

Karatina Town, Nyeri

Variety

SL28 & SL34

Owner

Cooperative Members

Harvest

OCT - NOV

Shipment

FEB - JUN

The Ndima-ini factory is part of the Gakuyu Cooperative Society, which was formed in 1996 after it split from the big Mathera Cooperative Society.

The cooperative only has two factories - Ndima-ini and Kirigu - and together they gather about 1,800 active members. Kirigu is named after the small Kirigu river, that supplies both factories with fresh water for processing.

Approximately 850 smallholder farmers deliver ripe cherries to Ndima-Ini. Factory manager John Kamau, has been in charge for over 20 years.