(See MFF Small Grants Snapshots for more information)
The earlier project linked Aloe vera growers to a local cosmetic company, and is now turning surplus produce into beverages. The venture is funded by the MFF Sri Lanka Small Grants Facility, and is managed by the local NGO, the Marine and Coastal Resources Conservation Foundation. Aloe juice is sold at different parts of Kalpitiya, in North Western Sri Lanka. There is a high demand for the drink, as 20 litres of daily production is sold within two hours. MN Nusry, the project officer, says that it is so successful that they plan to expand sales beyond Kalpitiya. View photos of the Aloe Vera juice cart here.
Aloe vera cart, Sri Lanka © MCRCF, 2012