The family of Bernard Wambugu and that of Peter Ngugi joined forces in 2022 and bought a 2.5-acre land in Atlanta in the United States to rear goats and sell to others.
Githinji stated that his wife visited a US national and saw a goat and decided to buy it. They ended up slaughtering for a home feast.
After Githinji’s wife bought a goat several times, they decided to partner with their friends to buy a piece of land to rear goats and sell them.
“My wife visited a US family and saw goats which was a new thing because we had never seen goats around. So she bought one when we had guests and we slaughtered it.
His wife began slaughtering the goats to sell the meat to others in the area who liked it because it was more fresh than the one in the stores.
When they found a piece of land, they reached out to their friends, the Ngugis, and acquired it as a joint entity.
“After a while, my wife used to buy the goat, slaughter it and sell the meat to other people. So we got inspired and started rearing the goats,” Githinji added.
The families stated that maintaining the business was easy because the goats are hardy and they feed on grass from the farm.
“It is easy to maintain the goats because they eat grass from the farm. All we have to do is give them water and milk sometimes.
“I have also taught my daughter how to take care of them. They also do not get sick easily,” Mary Ngungi stated.
The families want to grow the firm to become the biggest source of organic meat for Kenyans in Georgia and other customers.
Most of their clients are Kenyans, Nigerians and Jamaicans.