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Once communities begin to value their natural resources it becomes so much easier to bring in industries which require them. A business opportunity with a structure similar to that of the Mozambique Honey Company is already available. Marula oil extraction. If you are familiar with Swazi Secrets? It is a company which uses Marula oil to produce cosmetics for sale within Swaziland and export markets. It is based on sustainable harvesting in rural areas. The Mutondo communities are full of Marula trees. Around February each year, the fruit of the Marula tree falls to the ground where it can be easily collected, dried and cracked by residents of the communities. The kernels can then be sold for processing. Balanites oil extraction is another possibility as this species is also in abundance.