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Shelley Martin, Value for Women, and Asya Troychansky, Root Capital

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In Rural Kenya, We Helped Businesses Invest in Women—Here's What Happened

Posted by Shelley Martin, Value for Women, and Asya Troychansky, Root Capital  |  Mar 7, 2018 5:36:31 PM

Employees of Sagana Nut sorting macadamia nuts at the business' factory.

Driving along the winding dirt roads of Kenya’s central highlands, it doesn’t take long to spot scores of women farming in the mist. The Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that women perform 75 to 89 percent of the country’s agricultural labor. Yet all too often, this labor goes unrecognized.

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Topics: Unlocking Opportunities for Women