Kamida Enterprises Limited was established in 2017 to manufacture virgin edible oils as well as produce other by-products from such oils, including animal feeds, soap, and body oils. While the company has been producing virgin sunflower oil and raw seed cake as dairy and poultry feed rations since its inception, it is currently developing new products in body oils.
The enterprise is a joint venture with the Centre for Regeneration and Empowerment of Africa Through Africa (CREATA) and its partners, with whose support the business was established. The sunflower oil business was mooted as a three-faced social enterprise, modeled to address food-security, job creation and to support sustainable Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in primary schools in Migori County, through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program.
We foresee that the sunflower oil business will address food insecurity and joblessness by promoting the growth of sunflower as a cash crop, encouraging bee keeping, encouraging intercropping with other food crops, and steering value addition to enhance food security among local farmers. This will create jobs in the value chain, especially for women and youths. As a social enterprise, the business is pegged on a strong CSR that supports football and WASH in public primary schools through a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement to enhance a better learning environment, and improve the health and academic performance of school-going children. The CSR component is implemented by our partner, CREATA.