- Published: Monday, 27 March 2017 08:04
- Written by SolutionsTeam
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 repellents 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 to make her products. Rajaonarisoa comes from a family of entrepreneurs, but it took a family emergency to push her into business.