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Best business ideas for people living in rural areas in Kenya

It goes without saying that there are thousands of business opportunities in the Kenya Rural areas that can generate a steady income.

Yet most people tend to believe that the quickest way of becoming a successful entrepreneur is by investing in urban areas and towns.

Here are some of the best business ideas for people living in rural areas.

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Production and selling of natural fertilizer

Producing and selling fruits and vegetables that are free from chemicals can be lucrative if done the right way.

This is because more and more people are becoming informed health wise.

And they are now aware of the health risks of taking foods that are not free of pesticides and chemical fertilizers.

For this type of business, you can opt to sell produce that are officially labeled organic or still organic with no label.


If you have good knowledge of carpentry and woodwork, then this is the ideal venture to pursue.

In rural areas, farmers and homeowners might not have the skills needed to put up structures that they need for residential or business purposes.


Opening a decent and clean salon is a great option for people who are charming, gorgeous and creative.

People who live in rural areas might not have access to this kind of professional service, so this is a potential niche to exploit.

Vending milk

If you are skilled in raising, breeding, and milking cattle, then you can start this business on your own or with a couple of farmhands.

For those who are not, you can opt to hire skilled farmhands to do all the work instead.

Milk selling has always been a winning business from decades ago since not everyone can afford to have cows to milk.

Animal feeds and farm input

This is a major idea given the high population that engages in agribusiness in rural Kenya.

You will nonetheless need to take caution when deciding on the location of your business.

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Firewood/charcoal delivery business

Many people hate going to look for firewood or charcoal.

So if you can find ways to deliver these things to them, you will be a winner.

So, you can see now that there are many businesses you can start and be successful at even when you live in a rural area or small town.

The most important thing you should do is to carefully identify your area of interest. You may also need some expert advice to set your business rolling.

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