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In the hills of eastern Kenya, the members of the Mwingi West Horticultural Society farm mangoes and passionfruit. The women and men of this cooperative have a great passion for farming a variety of fruits, earning them the nickname Wamatunda, which roughly translates to the place of the fruit.
Mwingi West has another unique characteristic: the members engage in a friendly annual competition to see who can gather the most high-quality mangoes. The winner receives a reward, and each member gathers from at least 20 trees! Sometimes, husbands and wives even join the same cooperative, where members wear white to symbolize peace.
No. of Rural Women in Co-Op
No. of Dehydrators
Pounds of Fruit Saved
Bags of Fruit Dried and Packaged