Mary Rono: A Cooperative Leader

Originally published on June 10, 2015.


The lush green fields of Kenya's Rift Valley are home to thousands of small-scale dairy farmers like Mary Rono. Initially selling her milk as an individual producer, Rono and others like her were forced to peddle their milk to informal traders who paid low prices and infrequently picked up their milk. But, with the assistance of USAID and Land O'Lakes International Development, Rono is now heading a cooperative in a community that once shunned female leadership, and farmers she has inspired are finally enjoying the profits they deserve.

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