KENYA THIRIKWA GAKUYU-INI
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Gakuyu-ini is located in Kirenyaga County in the Central highlands of Kenya. The factory is a set in a beautiful, fertile and forested location and is surrounded by thousands of smallholder subsistence farmers who grow coffee as a cash crop alongside potatoes, bananas, mangoes, avocados and some livestock.
As a co-operative its membership consists of 1,553 smallholder farmers, of whom 674 are women. The average altitude of these smallholdings is approximately 1,650 MASL. The growers have the advantage of deep and rich soils that were created from the ash of the extinct volcano – Mount Kenya.