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Matithi

Mah • tee • thee

In the rural county of Muranga lies the Kenyan cooperative Matithi. The heavily forested area is home to a matriarchal culture with a deep spiritual connection to the land and trees—in fact, the most honored ruler in the tribe’s history was Wangu wa Makeri, a woman who governed hundreds of years ago. Her all-woman cabinet led the Kikuyu tribe to years of prosperity. 

While the area once produced coffee, rising temperatures led the farmers to move to produce mangoes instead. Their spiritual beliefs about their connection to the land have led them to many conservation farming practices, including total mulching and chemical-free, organic farming.

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