Aloe for Health and Education

Aloe vera is a succulent plant species that flourishes in the warm equatorial climate of Kenya. Aloe is often called the 'miracle plant' or the 'natural healer and is found in many exclusive consumer products around the globe.

History

The therapeutic advantages and health benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries and the plant has been used for over 4000 years dating back to ancient Chinese & Egyptians periods. The earliest known record of Aloe Vera’s medicinal use is found on a Sumerian tablet dating from 2100 BC.  Aloe is still used today as one of natures powerful remedies.

Skin Benefits

  • Moisturizes and hydrates skin
  • Calms eczema and other skin irritants
  • Brightens skin and decreases pigmentation
  • Antidote to allergic skin reactions
  • Support healthy hair growth
  • Takes the itch out of insect bites
  • Soothe sunburns
  • Remove eye makeup

Health Benefits 

  • When consumed can lower blood sugar
  • Supports healthy digestion
  • Soothes muscle and joint discomfort
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Boosts vitamin and mineral intake
  • Supports immune system

What is a social enterprise?

At Organic Savanna, we reinvest the money we make -- by selling goods in the open market -- back into our centre and local community. This allows us to not only tackle social problems, but help support our community. Social enterprise is key to creating a self sufficient community centre that does not rely solely on donations for funding. 

Aloe for Education

The Karibu Centre, outside Thika in central Kenya, is a vibrant and holistic community project for vulnerable kids with a unique focus on technology, early education, and social enterprise. Statistics show that 42% of Kenya's population is under the age of 15, many of whom are not enrolled in school due to lack of funds. It is these children that are at the greatest risk of falling behind and being flushed out of the school system, furthering the poverty cycle.

Organic Savanna is helping address the education gap and helping break the cycle of poverty in the Umoja community area. 100% of profits from our aloe-based products fund classrooms and education programs for vulnerable kids at the Karibu Centre, a holistic community project in Kenya. The aloe farm empowers our community through job creation, enabling mothers to support their families.

 

Hear more from Luke Kincaid, Founder of Organic Savanna and Director of Karibu Centre

 


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