Jon & Misikir, founders of KIBIR Consultants, establish the need for a consultancy like KIBIR in Ethiopia. We go on to describe how KIBIR aims to be a solution to those problems in their fresh and unique approach to impact businesses.
Jon & Misikir, founders of KIBIR Consultants, quickly cover the 4 E’s of KIBIR in what we do for business people and churches that is so unique from any consultancy you have seen before!
KIBIR Consultants looks to cover these major areas when consulting farmers in their businesses: highest and best use of land, value chain for agricultural product processing, marketing strategies, supply chains and opportunities in them, and how to innovate with latest best practices and technologies.
Agriculture is still the primary contributor to Ethiopia’s GDP, with over 70% of its citizens’ primary income directly based on it. KIBIR sees this as a major foundational piece of Ethiopia’s marketplace and we will continue to produce resources that farmers can use and benefit from as well.
Ashenafi is in the planning and start-up phase of a laundry business in Injibara, Ethiopia. Ashenafi shares how he learned the value of differentiation in business models, which often leads to opening fresh market segments while reducing direct competition from businesses that have copy-cat operations.
Amare owns a small Agri-Business selling seed and other farm inputs to local Awi farmers in Northwest Ethiopia. Amare shares how he uses his business to glorify God and as a blessing to his community.
Dessalegn shares how doing business the way God loves while serving your community can lead to greater trust in the marketplace. He and his wife, Yeshi, have planned to open a bakery for many years as a way to use their gifts and passions to glorify God.
For over 5 years Merigeta Bekalo has lead a 15 person co-operative that operates a sawmill in Northwest Ethiopia. He has learned a number of things through his time working with KIBIR Consultants and openly shares the power of team work, good technical support, and bettering many lives through the financial successes of a small business like this.