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Kipepeo (Swahili for butterfly) is a community based enterprise that supports the livelihoods of people living around Arabuko Sokoke forest in coastal Kenya, East Africa; This provides an incentive for their participation in the conservation of a forest with high biodiversity and endemism. Kipepeo seeks to demonstrate the tangible link between conservation and livelihood.



Kipepeo currently markets butterfly and moth pupae and other live insects as well as honey and silk cloth produced by the community. The live insects hatched from our pupae are exported and displayed in insect parks globally. As the market place for nature based products from the Arabuko Sokoke forest, Kipepeo coordinates production, sales and ensures through training and


monitoring that the insects are bred and raised on-farm in a sustainable manner from wild parent stock.
Your purchase of Kipepeo products contributes directly to the conservation of critical natural heritage for future generations. The Kipepeo Market Place is Located at Gedi National Monument, Kilifi county, Malindi sub county. 15 KM south of Malindi along mombasa – Malindi highway.