Ithumbi Women group, which comprises 30 members, is now the talk of Kitui county, thanks to their Aloe Vera venture.
With the plant coping in harsh weather conditions, the group based in Ithumbi location, is using the crop to produce shampoo and soaps.
Rose Muliungi, the group’s chairlady, said, “We started this group in 2000 by targeting maize growing but we had to shift to Aloe Vera as this is the only plant that could do well in this area.”
She says the project has positively changed their lives with many families coping with the drought effects."
Read article by George Murage from The Star.