Moon, Marion Atieno
Founder & Managing Director, Wanda Organic Ltd
Marion is a 32 year old Kenyan woman passionately dedicated to the social, economic and political development of Africa. Born and raised in Kenya, she studied Business Administration graduated in 2006. She then worked in marketing, media and customer service roles for large corporate companies in Kenya and Uganda, where she gained a reputation for customer-oriented, results-focused performance and built her knowledge and skills in business process design and management. In 2011 she left formal employment to set up Wanda Organic expressly to develop and offer market based solutions to poverty. Wanda works with farmers to improve their productivity and profitability by improving their soil fertility.
Farmers testing and adopting the technology are enjoying increases in yield of up to 30% within their first cropping cycle, translating to a 45% increase in quantity of produce sold, and a 53% increase in the value of sales, significantly boosting food security and improving the livelihoods of farmers. In addition Farmers are also spending at least 20% less on crop inputs due to the high yield-inducing and disease-resisting qualities of Plantmate bio-organic fertilizer.