These are Mkasi and Mtumwa

These are Mkasi and Mtumwa, ages 20 and 22. They are aspiring farming entrepreneurs, learning about sustainable agriculture at the Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar. In gaining knowledge about the islands’ plant and wildlife, they say, they’ve been inspired to care more about their futures, their communities, their country, and their own self-empowerment. (Inside the plastic bottle is an essential oil Mtumwa made herself and hopes to package and sell.)


– Ann Babe