There are over 500 species of Aloe and Kenya is said to have the highest diversity in East Africa with approximately 60 species of which 26 are indigenous but only 5 are exploited commercially for either bitter gum or aloe gel which can be turned into powder. The succulent plants known for their moisturizing and healing properties and has been used for ages in its raw form to improve skin and heal both skin and hair imperfections; The uses of this arid lands high potential resource are mostly within the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, cultural and aesthetics.
As part of our mission towards empowerment in the arid lands and the availability of the resource in the wild, we collaborate with local women groups in Laikipia and Isiolo to exploit sustainably the wildly available species of Aloe in these areas – Aloe secundiflora, and work with small scale farmers in other part of Kenya which plant Aloe Vera Barbadensis.
To sustain production and broaden our impact, we have set up 100-acres of commercial aloe plantations -all on community owned land – managed by groups we trained and equipped
In 2022 we started the processing of the leaves into pure aloe powder, which we sell in both the domestic and the international markets.
The natural line of aloe- based shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel, hand wash and body lotion are specifically made to be sold in 200 ml bottles and bulk (jerricans of 5 liters) to hospitality and wellness establishments looking for quality guest amenities with a story of impact, the story of artisanal products made in collaboration with pastoralist women from arid lands.
We supply clients such as Almanara and several Airbnbs in Diani Beach and many clients between Watamu and Malindi such as Kobe suites reposort, Rockandsea eco-lodge, Palm Garden, Love Shack, Apartments in Fort Tamu, Leopard Point Luxury Resort, Ocean Beach Resort and Spa, Lion’s House and Spa plus boutiques and markets; We also supply lodges in Tsavo, Amboseli and Samburu National Reserve.