By the Year 2000 all the tea had been brought back into bearing and we were supplying green leaf to a factory some 50kms away. In addition, neighbouring tea plantations were also being rehabilitated by their owners. Gradually, the leaf volumes from the area increased.
In time, neighbouring farmers approached us to take their leaf to the factory along with our own leaf and so these farmers became our outgrowers. Many of these farmers had previously received support from us receiving new plants from our nurseries.
As the leaf volumes increased we then found that the factory that we were supplying was having difficulty to cope with the increased volumes and the cost of transport was now becoming an issue. It was in 2008 that we decided to start construction of our own tea factory.
The construction commenced on the 1st of January 2009 and the factory was commissioned on the 1st of October 2010.
And so Nyambya Tea Company was born...