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21-year-old Tanzanian talks about her soap manufacturing business

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Twenty-one-year-old Domitila Silayo is the founder of Jatropha Soap Production in Tanzania, which produces handmade soap with medicinal uses.

Domitila Silayo

Domitila Silayo
The idea of producing Jatropha soap came to her when she and her brother attended an agricultural festival in 2012 and were introduced to some of the medicinal and cosmetic uses of the Jatropha plant in her country. For example, the plant extract has healing properties for a number of skin problems, such as ringworm and dandruff.

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