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Sisal plants | by Church World Service
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Sisal plants

Spiky green sisal plants line the roads and barren fields of Mwingi. Local people have not harvested their staple food crops since 2009 due to the drought. Sisal, a species of the agave plant, is one of the few crops to survive. Many residents earn a meager income by hand-weaving sisal fibers into baskets.

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Taken on August 14, 2011