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HANTA TIANA RANAIVO RAJAONARISOA

Entrepreneur

Hanta Tiana Ranaivo Rajaonarisoa is the Malagasy creator and CEO of BioMADA, which has since been renamed Flore Aroma. In 2011, while in high school, Hanta created and launched her line of 100 percent natural, essential oils with money she saved from school. All of the products she makes are effective as mosquito repellant which helps to reduce the likelihood of contracting Malaria. Her first batch of only 100 bottles, which she sold at a trade fair, sold out within days. Rajaonarisoa has since created an array of products ranging from all-natural hair spray to antiperspirant. Hanta has created much more than a fragrance line, all of her products are made locally; creating jobs for hundreds in Madagascar. —MB

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