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Known to the Kendake family as ‘the farm’acist’ (both a farmer and a pharmacist).
Tell us more about the journey to Kendake Honey?
It started with a trip from the UK to Nigeria, where I stumbled across a native honey farm. As a pharmacist, I had always understood the health benefits of natural honey, and knew that for centuries it had been used for nutrition, skincare and medical purposes. Once I discovered the taste of this pure honey, I just had to share it with others to indulge in its sheer goodness!
I also knew that they would love it because high-quality organic honey is not readily available in the market.
How did the social impact element of Kendake Honey come about?
"I had been shocked by the economic marginalisation of African female farmers. I knew I needed to incorporate some form of social impact into our operations - making sure to invest in the African community. That’s why Kendake Honey is a social enterprise too – aimed at providing opportunities for rural female farmers.
What do you love the most about your business?
The best part of my job is seeing real change in their lives! Hearing their stories and seeing what they do with the little impact that our company offers them is truly
inspiring. They express such a strong desire for a better life, and they certainly go for it.”