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The Leakeys and Dr. Ashton Kaidi came together over their shared belief in the powerful healing properties of pure Marula Oil. Dr. Kaidi witnessed the healing benefits on the skin of his cancer patients, and the Leakeys saw the benefits in the lives of women and children in rural East Africa. Together they are commited to bringing beauty to the lives of women around the world.

Katy & Philip Leakey founded The Leakey Collection in 2002, a Fair Trade company built upon a commitment to create lifelong entrepreneurial opportunities for rural Kenyans without disrupting their culture or environment. The Leakeys have dedicated their lives to introducing sustainable, high-quality products to the West in order to connect socially conscious people around the world with rural communities in East Africa. The Leakey Collection is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation as well as Green America. They have founded the non-profit organization T.R.A.D.E. which provides funding for schools, women’s health initiatives, and work opportunities for women in East Africa.

Dr. Ashton Kaidi is a Board certified plastic surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has clinically tested the healing benefits of Marula Oil on the skin of patients who underwent radiation treatment for breast cancer surgery. Astounded by the results and improved healing, Dr. Kaidi joined the Leakeys to bring Marula Oil to American women.