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A Maasai woman performs a traditional welcome dance at the Twala Cultural Manyatta.

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Anne Bailey

While reporting our Across Women's Lives story on women's groups in Kenya growing aloe for the international cosmetics company Lush (see full story from The World's host Marco Werman), we visited both the Aloe Nabulu women's group and Twala Cultural Manyatta in Laikipia.

The Maasai women who greeted us through song and dance at Twala later guided us through a part of the 40 acres of stunning land on which they grow their aloe secundiflora.

Some of the Maasai women tending to 40 acres of aloe secundiflora at the Twala Cultural Manyatta in Laikipia.

Credit:

Anne Bailey

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Anne Bailey

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Anne Bailey

The Aloe Nabulu women's group processes aloe into soaps and lotions for local sales in Kenya.

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Anne Bailey

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Anne Bailey

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Anne Bailey

Credit:

Anne Bailey

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