Edible wild cactus fruits for making organic cactus juice

Nelson Mutwa

Nairobi, Kenya

51% paid forward



Nelson Mutwa

Member since

June 2022

On-time repayments

10 installments  •  50%

About Me

As a young undergraduate student back in the year 2009, I was lookking for a fourth year project for my degree in Food Science and Technology. Having been born in Arid and Semi-Arid lands of Makueni, I came along purple cactus fruits that were rich in Betalains, flavanoids and other phytochemicals essesntial for management of lifestyle disease and saw money spinning venture in the despised cactus. The innovation was recognized by the Reserach, production and extension department of Jomo Kenyatta Univesity of Agriculture and Technology and won the most innovative project of the yea in 2013. The Funding helped me Join my post-graduate studies and later venture into entrepreneurship in cactus process.
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My Business

We are a Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) registered duly registered as Doxad enterprises (BN/2015/348873). Established in 2015 in order to actualize the wealth creation and food security through small-scale entrepreneurship, promotion of rural industrialization and agro processing via increased preservation technologies, agribusiness corporate solutions, food training seminars and workshop, continuous research and new product development.
Our efforts are geared towards reducing post-harvest losses, ensuring food quality and safety assurance, jobs and wealth creation, and increased dissemination of information. We work with the local farmers for agro technology transfer, youths and women group for technology dissemination economic empowerment and self-development. We also offer consultancy services in the fields of nutrition, agribusiness, aquaculture, sericulture, waste water management Our inspiration is drawn from our bac.kground as food technology engineers and our passion to be players in promoting good health through production of therapeutic food products. We have been involved in research of this products at the University level and continue to participate and provide services on food process engineering.
We are currently selling our products directly to customers, most of who are repeat customers, through our distributors; we also are on some outlets with presence in Nairobi and Machakos Counties in Kenya.
To champion health and wellness through production of natural products in re-engineering food technology in Africa and beyond
To utilize natural resources in alignment with SDG 12, Responsible Consumption and Production in promoting SDG 3 in Good Health and Well-being coupled with accessible agro processing training, nutritional and agribusiness management consultancy that exceeds customer expectation and guarantee continued market growth.

Project Proposal

Grwoth of organic cactus juice processing venture in Kenya.





Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 9, 2022




Helen Giles

United States

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