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Camel Milk a Climate-Resilient Alternative for Kenyan Women

It is hard to imagine Maryam Osman, who spends much of her day leaning out of her car and bellowing at farmers, not having a say at home, let alone needing permission to leave it.

But that’s how it was for her and other women in Isiolo, a small town in northern Kenya, before camel milk changed their fortunes. “The women are really coming up because of camel milk,” says Osman, now a kingpin in the local industry.

“We don’t need to ask permission to go and visit the camels.”

Marcia O'Connor

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