Teacher ditches the chalk to turn farm into a money-spinner

Seven years ago, Nicholas Mati gave up on dusting his hands with chalk, opting to get them soiled on the farm. Now, Mr Mati is counting his gains after ending his 27-year career as a teacher.

The full-time farmer in Meru County says his four-acre farm has turned into a moneyspinner and he doesn’t struggle any more financially.

On his four-acre piece of land where he grows bananas, onions, butternut, sweet potatoes and tomatoes, he says he easily pockets about Sh500,000 every three months.

“I am able to meet all my daily needs through farming, three of my children are currently pursuing their university studies and I use the proceeds that I get from my farm as to pay the fees” said Mr Mati.