Foundation for Young Farmers

Ms Susan Chesiyna at her tomato greenhouse at her Kiamunyi farm in Nakuru County. She says her decision to ditch teaching for agriculture is paying off. Photo/WYCLIFF KIPSANG

Ms Susan Chesiyna at her tomato greenhouse at her Kiamunyi farm in Nakuru County. She says her decision to ditch teaching for agriculture is paying off. Photo/WYCLIFF KIPSANG

By WYCLIFF KIPSANG wkipsang@ke.nationmedia.com
Posted  Thursday, March 29  2012 at  00:00

After 17 years teaching in various primary schools in Baringo County, Susan Chesiyna, 42, left her job for greenhouse agriculture. Little did she know that the decision she made eight years ago would be a turning point in her life.

Having researched on greenhouse farming, she invested in her five-hectare farm at her Kiamunyi home in Nakuru County. The proceeds have been overwhelming.

When Money visited the farm recently, we found her tending her tomato plants.
She started the business using a Sh400,000 bank loan she took jointly with her husband. She used the money to buy a greenhouse kit, drilled a bore hole, bought tomato seeds, and a friend helped her to…

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