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Off the northwest coast of Madagascar is the island of Nosy Be. It is considered Madagascar’s number one beach destination, however, there is much more to Nosy Be than tourism and afternoons playing in the bright blue ocean.

Ylang Ylang
Ylang ylang trees thrive in the hot, wet climate, and many locals harvest the beautiful ylang ylang flowers for their living. The doTERRA Ylang Ylang essential oil you love comes from this island and the villagers who harvest it.

Facilitating Community Development
When we partnered with harvesters of Nosy Be, we asked them about the needs of their community and learned that their biggest concern was the health of themselves and their families. The only available health care was far away, so people could only rarely seek treatment.
With the help of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, we are partnering with our ylang ylang harvesters and distillers to bring health care to them. To accomplish this, we’ve established a medical dispensary and maternity clinic as well as a mobile health clinic.

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