Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pork Delights Ltd awarded at the African Diaspora Marketplace II

Kenya’s Pork Delights was among 17 startup businesses in Africa that were awarded for their innovation in business at an event held in Washington DC, US. Each awardee of the African Diaspora Marketplace is expected to receive an investment grant of up to $70000 to further their ventures.
Pork Delights Limited (PDL) is an agribusiness pig farming company that is owned by four local farmers. The company has recently ventured into the Renewable energy sector with introduction of Biogas and High Efficiency Organic Fertilizer (HEOF) production.
This year’s competition received over 500 submissions from all over the world. Entrepreneurs compete for the grant as an investment in their startups.
African Diaspora Marketplace is organized by the Western Union in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
 Other sponsors of the event include; Ecobank, Tony Elumelu Foundation, U.S department of State, African Capacity Building Foundation, Irv Barr Management and the George Washington University Centre for International Business Education and Research.  
The other Kenyan winners were:
Kenya’s African Boreholes initiative Ltd – Agribusiness
Kenya’s Infinity PLC - Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

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