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My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:15pm On Sep 20, 2020
My journey: Starting Up a Garri Business Empire. [Live Journal]

20th of September, 2020

I've always wanted to do this. Tell my story as-I-live-it, honestly, regardless of the outcome.


My PURPOSE:
Inspire self and others, learn and teach, meet partners and collaborators. Have fun.
My Ultimate goal is to build a Food Import and Export Business.


My REASON is simple: Make More Money.
*Plentyyy Filthyyy Sexyyy Moneyyy*

I earn some. I need more. 'Me too' want to buy Ferraris for my 'Shildrenn'... And I want to do it legally (Veryyy Importanter)


REFLECTIONS:
Everyone thinks the country is now hard like Oluma-Rock. But no one remembers if it was ever soft like Agege-bread.

To survive in Naija, two sources of income is no longer enough. You need at least three. And a fourth, if you want to live comfortably.

You hear stories-that-touch like:
* She has an MBA, but currently learning Hairdressing.
* He was the best graduating student in his Department, but is now a Security guard.
* She read Microbiology, but now sells wig, makeup and bleaching cream on Facebook.
* He got a First Class in Law School, but is currently a Charge-and-bail Lawyer, and part-time Bus Conductor.
* He studied Medicine and Surgery, but now sells face masks and hand sanitizer at Mararaba Market.

The same Government that told your parents, who are farmers, to send you to school so you could get a white collar job, is now telling you, a graduate, to go back to farm.

Fortunately for me, I studied Agriculture.

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by adeife16(m): 1:27pm On Sep 20, 2020
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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by adelnehis(m): 2:33pm On Sep 20, 2020
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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Mide3367: 7:03pm On Sep 20, 2020
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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 7:58am On Sep 21, 2020
21st September, 2020.


Yesterday, Sunday (The 20th), I was riding through a town, called Mkpitme, and saw a Garri Distributor (Middleman or Woman in this case) loading up her Vehicle with 100kg bags of White Garri, for immediate transfer to her Market.

I spoke to her briefly, and 'stylishly' lead her to believe I was a potential buyer of her product, so she could be more forthcoming with information.
She says her Selling Price per 100kg Bag was N28,000. It took about "7 small basins" to fill a bag.
She buys directly from the producers (Farmers and Garri processors) in the town of Mkpitme, at far below that price.
Garri is commonly sold in basins (big and small) here.
I deduced that her markets are Onitsha and Yenegoa.


My LOCATION: Somewhere in Delta North Zone. Aniocha North LGA.

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 10:34am On Oct 10, 2020
10th October, 2020.

I apologize for the lack of content. I have been indisposed.


REFLECTIONS:
This won't be easy. I've never committed myself to anything like this before; and finding the time and motivation to write this has been... Not so easy.

But difficult doesn't mean impossible.

My respect for Writers, especially those with 9 to 5 jobs, has soared considerably.

I need to dig deeper into my core pillars: Focus, Discipline & Hardwork.

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Mide3367: 7:12pm On Oct 10, 2020
coolk:
10th October, 2020.

I apologize for the lack of content. I have been indisposed.


REFLECTIONS:
This won't be easy. I've never committed myself to anything like this before; and finding the time and motivation to write this has been... Not so easy.

But difficult doesn't mean impossible.

My respect for Writers, especially those with 9 to 5 jobs, has soared considerably.

I need to dig deeper into my core pillars: Focus, Discipline & Hardwork.
how does this concern us? biko give us what we yearn for. Update thread and let's learn except u are just playing
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Obierika(m): 7:52pm On Oct 10, 2020
coolk:
My journey: Starting Up a Garri Business Empire. [Live Journal]

20th of September, 2020

I've always wanted to do this. Tell my story as-I-live-it, honestly, regardless of the outcome.


My PURPOSE:
Inspire self and others, learn and teach, meet partners and collaborators. Have fun.
My Ultimate goal is to build a Food Import and Export Business.


My REASON is simple: Make More Money.
*Plentyyy Filthyyy Sexyyy Moneyyy*

I earn some. I need more. 'Me too' want to buy Ferraris for my 'Shildrenn'... And I want to do it legally (Veryyy Importanter)


REFLECTIONS:
Everyone thinks the country is now hard like Oluma-Rock. But no one remembers if it was ever soft like Agege-bread.

To survive in Naija, two sources of income is no longer enough. You need at least three. And a fourth, if you want to live comfortably.

You hear stories-that-touch like:
* She has an MBA, but currently learning Hairdressing.
* He was the best graduating student in his Department, but is now a Security guard.
* She read Microbiology, but now sells wig, makeup and bleaching cream on Facebook.
* He got a First Class in Law School, but is currently a Charge-and-bail Lawyer, and part-time Bus Conductor.
* He studied Medicine and Surgery, but now sells face masks and hand sanitizer at Mararaba Market.

The same Government that told your parents, who are farmers, to send you to school so you could get a white collar job, is now telling you, a graduate, to go back to farm.

Fortunately for me, I studied Agriculture.

Good luck on your journey smiley
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 10:52am On Oct 12, 2020
Mide3367:
how does this concern us? biko give us what we yearn for. Update thread and let's learn except u are just playing

I'm sorry.

I will do so shortly.
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 10:53am On Oct 12, 2020
Obierika:


Good luck on your journey smiley

Thanks.
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Nobody: 12:29pm On Oct 12, 2020
coolk:


I'm sorry.

I will do so shortly.
Why should you be apologizing to the rude idiot. You don't need people like that. You need supportive people.

Good job!

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Nobody: 12:33pm On Oct 12, 2020
Mide3367:
how does this concern us? biko give us what we yearn for. Update thread and let's learn except u are just playing
You deserve nothing so if you can't encourage him, get off this thread. You rude thing

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:44pm On Oct 12, 2020
UPDATE: 12th October, 2020.


Last week Tuesday, I spoke with a local garri processor about the current situation of the Garri Business.

He was happy to share his views. His garri business is a family affair. They (the family) farms cassava, but not enough to meet their production targets, so they also purchase cassava from other farmers in the area.

They buy loaded *Trucks* of harvested cassava at the local farmers market or directly from a farm. They also buy *Chains* of cultivated cassava plots, harvest themselves, and process.

This year has been particularly good for him and his family. The market price has been consistently high (about 100% higher than previous years), since the onset of the Pandemic in the Country, and subsequent Nationwide lockdown.

They average about 5 to 6 *Big Basins* per week.
A basin of garri is currently sold at about N8,000± in this area.

Pictures below shows his family Processing Cassava (Peeling, Washing and Bagging), before taking to the cassava mill for grinding.

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:58pm On Oct 12, 2020
Sophy0:

Why should you be apologizing to the rude idiot. You don't need people like that. You need supportive people.

Good job!

Thanks. But you didn't have to go that far with your reply. I don't think he intended to be rude, just frustrated with my lack of content.
Lord knows, I have my faults.


Thanks again.

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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Splinz(m): 1:09pm On Oct 12, 2020
This is an interesting one. OP I'm going on this journey with you.

Ride on. smiley
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 1:28pm On Oct 12, 2020
REFLECTION:

There's something I have been hesitant to do. I know once I do this, no more excuses. No turning back.

I Must Set my *SMART* Goals.

• I must be more Specific (precise) about what I hope to achieve.

• Make my goals Measurable by using benchmarks.

• Have goals that are Ambitious, yet Attainable within my time-frame (Strive for a delicate balance of these).

• Set goals that are Realistic to achieve with available resources, and Relevant to my long-term objectives.

• Importantly, my goals must be Timebound, have a clear start date and end date.


Easier said than done smiley

But soon....

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 1:31pm On Oct 12, 2020
Splinz:
This is an interesting one. OP I'm going on this journey with you.

Ride on. smiley

Thanks, and Welcome on board... smiley
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by ManyThanks: 2:40pm On Oct 13, 2020
continue bro., moments ago I was thinking about same business of garri and agric products exportation. you can also share this on my thread here... https://www.nairaland.com/6178597/exporter-agri-product-please-share-ideas
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Mide3367: 9:17pm On Oct 13, 2020
Sophy0:

You deserve nothing so if you can't encourage him, get off this thread. You rude thing
even op apologized but u insulted me. God bless you grin
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Mide3367: 9:19pm On Oct 13, 2020
Sophy0:

Why should you be apologizing to the rude idiot. You don't need people like that. You need supportive people.

Good job!
so my being blunt is rudeness Abi? angry
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by freemi(m): 10:39pm On Oct 16, 2020
coolk:


Thanks, and Welcome on board... smiley
pls hw many basins makes a bag of garri
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by Nobody: 9:04am On Oct 20, 2020
Op, come and update.
#following
Nice thread!
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by FUTURE20(m): 9:25am On Oct 20, 2020
This is me parking my Bus here
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by OYENIYIJK: 9:42am On Oct 20, 2020
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Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 8:49pm On Oct 23, 2020
freemi:
pls hw many basins makes a bag of garri

I will elaborate on this shortly.
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 9:46pm On Oct 23, 2020
UPDATE: 23rd October, 2020.


REFLECTION:

Dear God, help see this country through this transition period, that we may emerge stronger.

Let love, peace, unity and prosperity reign.

Amen.

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 11:52pm On Oct 23, 2020
UPDATE: 23rd October, 2020.


GARRI METRICS:

The common volume measurements used in the Garri value chain, by locals.

• Truckload of Cassava.

• Basin of Garri (Big and Small).

• Bag of Garri (50kg & 100kg).


I will focus on these 3 measures for now.
Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:02am On Oct 24, 2020
TRUCKLOAD OF CASSAVA

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:11am On Oct 24, 2020
BASIN OF GARRI

A Big Basin of Garri is roughly 50kg± in size.
It currently sells for between N7500 to N8000 per Basin of White Garri.

Picture 1: Big Basin (Stainless) beside a 100kg bag.
Picture 2: Big Basin beside a smaller Basin (both are Stainless).
Picture 3: Traditional-type Big Basin commonly used.

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 12:33am On Oct 24, 2020
BAGS OF GARRI

Garri is commonly packed in 100kg bags (or sacks) for distribution to distant markets.
It takes roughly 2 Big Basins to fill up a 100kg bag of Garri.

Picture: 100kg bags of Garri.

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 3:32pm On Nov 01, 2020
UPDATE: 1st November, 2020.


REFLECTION:

Failure fears the man who refuses to quit.

Re: My Journey: Starting Up A Garri Business Empire. [live Journal] by coolk(m): 3:43pm On Nov 01, 2020
UPDATE: 1st November, 2020.


Happy New Month to Everyone.
May this Month of November bring us closer to fulfilling our dreams.


GOOD NEWS:

I will be making my "first Garri sales" this week, if all goes according to plan.

Garri Business issa Go... cheesy cheesy

It's a small quantity (2 bags of 100kg Garri) to a family-friend based in Asaba... But I'm absolutely thrilled.

More details later.

Wish me luck... wink

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