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Hanta Tiana Ranaivo Rajaonarisoa, founder and manager of Flore Aroma. Photo: nocomment.mg

Youthful Entrepreneur Uses Green Waste Recovery To Fight Malaria In Madagascar

By Ann Brown, 1:04 pm AFKI Original

When a coup in Madagascar sent her father into bankruptcy, 24-year-old Hanta Tiana Ranaivo Rajaonarisoa was forced to abandon her business administration studies in the U.S. She took over the family’s unused essential oil-making machine, and now supplies insect repellants to 40 pharmacies in Madagascar. Malaria is one of the country’s top 5 causes of death. Rajaonarisoa says she’s helping protect Madagascar’s amazing biodiversity — up to 90 percent of the country’s plant species are endemic — by using green waste recovery in her products.

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