If You're Bored at Your Job Then You Need To Read This
30-year-old Annie Nyaga was a newly minted biomedical science graduate with the opportunity to study for a Master’s in the United States - but she gave it all up to pursue farming!
She made farming an official career shortly after starting a job in Nairobi, Kenya. She quit because “it was boring.” Now, she’s a successful farmer where she grows watermelons, tomatoes, and other crops.
Getting a leg up in farming was not easy and Nyaga put in hard work, trying various seed varieties of watermelon, investing in machinery like water pump for irrigation, and hiring staff to look after the crops on the farm.
But she’s CEO of her own company, Farm2Home, and makes a net profit of 600,000 Kenyan shillings (about $6,000) every three months.
Even more than the money, Nyaga is working to change the perception of farming in Kenya, that it is for older or non-college educated folks: “This mental picture has to change. Agriculture is diverse and interesting and young people ought to view it differently if we are to develop.”
Annie Nyaga shows that when we are true to ourselves and nurture our passions and talents, then we make for better people and communities!
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