FATMA RIYAMI DIWANI
NatureRipe Kilimanjaro Ltd with the registration number of 40198 deals with producing different products such as mangoes, fruit seed- ling, cashew nuts, cashew nut snuck bars, pickles, hot and sweet sauces, honey, peanut butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as fruit jams. Fatma managed to employ 17 male and 19 female employ- ees with seven casual workers.
The aim of her company is to become recognized leaders in Africa for fresh Tanzanian Fruits and savory snacks and to produce process and export unique Tanzanian products. NatureRipe Kilimanjaro sells around 50tons of cashew nuts and 120,000 bottles of sauces jam 20,000 and fruits 75 tons per year.
Her customer base includes business class, supermarkets and mini supermarkets. Corporate clients. She does not export but rather she has individual customers who buy bulk for UAE, East Africa and Australia markets.
Business annual turnover for the last financial year was 2 billion Tanzania Shillings. In the next five to ten years, she plans to grow the company into all agro-processing activities. TWCC has contrib- uted a lot in the business through networking and trainings, exposure to getting more information on several working ideas as well as mentorship (getting Mentees and Mentors).