Waitrose Foundation

KHE not only invests hugely into its own farms, but also into many smaller farms in Kenya, enabling more than 1000 small holders to access the European Market with first class produce, grown to KHE and customer standards. This provides a vital sustainable income for impoverished rural communities, and huge spin-offs in terms of community and environmental enrichment.


KHE has been a member of Waitrose Foundation since its inception in 2009. The Foundation was created by Waitrose and its member suppliers to help improve the lives of farm workers and small holders. A percentage of profits from KHE go towards the foundation trust, where community members vote on educational, social or healthcare projects which directly benefit them.

 

Ngejas Maternity Unit

Muramati Maternity Unit

Muramati Primary School

 

Outgrowers

 

KHE not only invests hugely into its own farms, but also into many smaller farms in Kenya, enabling more than 1000 small holders to access the European Market with first class produce, grown to KHE and customer standards. This provides a vital sustainable income for impoverished rural communities, and huge spin-offs in terms of community and environmental enrichment.

Environment & Sustainability

 

sustainability

 

KHE believes in the conservation of habitats and fauna and flora diversity. We strive to limit the impact our agricultural projects have on habitats.

The responsibilty for environmental convservation will fall to the directors of the company. Our Ontilili River Farm is not with a conversation zone, but is within the area monitored by the Laikipia Wildlife Forum.

We believe in optimal utilization of land efficient usage of fertilizer and chemicals. We practice safe storage and disposal of fertilizers, chemicals, and waste material. We also believe in efficient storage and utilization of water and other natural resources.

KHE has carried out a detailed identification of the various species found on the farm, especially any endangered species. This has allowed us to effectively control the impact of agriculture on the habitats of native wildlife.