Garden Fresh Ltd
Garden fresh is a leading exporter of vegetables and fruits company from Rwanda with an average 10 to 15 tons export per week. The company has invested in the production on its own irrigated farms (160 Ha) works with more than 2000 smallholder farmers, farming an additional 200 ha. Garden Fresh’s products include fine beans, avocado, chilli and passion fruits amongst others, which are exported mainly to Europe and Middle East. The company meets international standards such as Global Gap, and SMETA. In addition we have invested in cold chaininfrastructure by acquiring cold trucks, modern farm pack houses and central pack house at Kigali Prime Economic Zone.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
Currently the company is selling to Europe, mainly the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. The market responds very well to our produce and we see more demand. Most of the issues is high cost of freights, especially the availability of cold chain infrastructure at company level like pack houses with cold rooms as well expensive packaging materials
Years of operation
Type of organization
Stage of the business
Agriculture value chain(s) focus?
Primary country of operation
Other country(ies) of operation
How many employees does your business have?
21 permanent and 250 casual workers
Does the business have more than 30% women ownership?
Does the business have more than 30% youth ownership (under 35 years)?
Financing and expansion overview
How much capital is the company currently fundraising (US$)?
What is the split between equity and debt?
40% Equity and 60% Debt