Neem trees are an amazing biological specimen. If you boil the leaves in water they can be used as a natural insecticide to prevent crop destruction. More importantly, they can be used to create a cream which used after bathing and before sleeping under an impregnated mosquito net can help stop the spread of Malaria
This is how we do it!
First the women pick the neem leaves off the trees
Meanwhile a bar of soap is shaved to put in later
The neem leaves are strained out and removed
Add the soap shavings to the neem water and stir
Then you add shea butter (Beurre de karité) and stir
Let it cool down and then put it in bags, sensibilize, and sell!
The profit margin for Neem cream is very high, and only costs 550 FCFA (for about 35 small bags) to make. It’s a great Income generating activity, promotes good health, and helps to Stomp Out Malaria in Africa! Find more at www.stompoutmalaria.tumblr.com