Largest and most profitable supplier of roses in the world with a total of >450 net hectares of production.
2005 Ziway Population: c.60k
Today’s Ziway Population: c.140k
Sustainably provided employment and infrastructure for the local community through
farm expansions and provision of important services including schools, a sports facility and
a hospital, substantially enhancing local living conditions and life opportunities
IFC invests in Afriflora Sher to support growth plan; milestone of reaching 1b annual rose production.
2014 – Now
Purchases 165 net hectares of land in Adami Tulu to expand greenhouse footprint; currently, 152 net hectares of greenhouses are installed.
Using Wetlands; these Wetlands purify contaminated water which will be reused to give water to the roses. Afriflora Sher ensures that all the used water is gathered. Afriflora Sher brings water management to the region.
Completes expansion of Blen farm to 24 net hectares; KKR invest in Afriflora Sher
2012 – Afriflora Sher supports building a church for the local community, with her expertise and investment.
2005 – 2013
Afriflora Sher continues to expand the Ziway farm to 268 net hectares.
Afriflora Sher builds and opens Sher School; She establishes the Sher Hospital, a full service medical facility for employees and the local community. Afriflora Sher brings development, education and health care to Ziway. The community moves to Ziway for work.
Afriflora Sher organizes the first Sher day. Every year, the Sher Day is celebrated in November. All departments get a budget to organize the party. The party consists of singing, dance, music, sports, theater etc.
Afriflora Sher started to build 250 net hectares of turn-key greenhouses in Ziway. Those are leased to various entrepreneurs. There were no houses, buildings and stores at the time. There was even not a local community yet.