Case Study: Muthi Futhi
Income Creation and Women’s Empowerment in Rural KwaZulu-Natal through the Cultivation of Traditional Medicinal Plants
The Edakeni Muthi Futhi Trust is a community-based enterprise that cultivates traditional medicinal plants and sells ingredients for herbal remedies. The main purpose of the enterprise is to create livelihood opportunities for community members in a sustainable business, and to generate profits that support community development. Muthi Futhi is protecting local biodiversity by cultivating and processing endangered indigenous medicinal plants. The rural community of Dakeni is empowered by owning 50 % of the enterprise and by gaining new employment opportunities.
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