Katheri Dairy Farmers Co-Operative Society
Katheri Dairy Farmers Co-operative Society (Katheri) is a marketing society that collects milk from small scale farmers, aggregates, cools and sells to processors. They also offer small scale farmers other services to support their businesses.
Market Opportunity/ Problem
The milk shortage in Kenya has resulted in increased demand; the cooperative therefore seeks to bridge this gap by increasing its membership base, which will results in increased milk production increasing the incomes of a larger number of Smallholder farmers. The co-operative cites lack of financing as a major hinderance for growth, especially for value addition and production of quality and affordable animal feeds for its farmers.
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?
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?
60% debt and 40% equity