Parallel Session 1.2: Through Inclusive Governance

Ruth Jelimo Kosgei is the Treasurer of the Lelechego Marketing Cooperative Society in Kenya.  She previously led Sales and Marketing at Lakestar Insurance Company, Ltd.  She has a great deal of experience working with dairy cooperatives and savings and credit cooperative organizations (SACCOs).  Her work has involved strengthening financial management and greater engagement of women and youth. Her experience also includes working with agro-veterinary providers and extension workers. She holds a diploma in Marketing from the Kenya Institute of Management.

How have cooperatives impacted your community?

Cooperatives have improved the economic and social status of the community through negotiation for better prices of milk and training members on modern technologies of dairy farming, as well as the involvement of women and youth.