Finance ready plan: Turn waterfall pumps and biogas plants into economic assets for farmersFollow @MadeItInAfrica
Cephas Ventures Enterprises, Kenya
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Cephas Ventures Enterprises turns natural resources into economic assets. It has two divisions, one specialising in waterfall pumps, and one in biogas plants. The waterfall pumps use the energy of falling water to pump it to a higher elevation for domestic and irrigation purposes. They do not require any external energy like fuel, electricity, or human labour, but operate automatically and continuously. The biogas plants convert any type of organic waste into cooking gas or electricity through the use of a bio-digester.
The target customers are small and large scale farmers, as well as organised community groups in Kenya and East Africa. The company thus aims to contribute to Africa’s development by increasing farmers’ incomes and by creating employment through the fabrication and installation of its products. Read more
Sectors: Energy, Water
Finance needed: $10,000 – $50,000
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