How do you make coconut oil?

Popular uses for coconut oil include food preparation, soap manufacture, and even biofuel for cars and trucks. But how do you squeeze oil from a coconut? Watch as a group of industrious women from Indonesia’s Fam Islands show us how — flaking, grating, churning and filtering their way to a fresh batch of virgin coconut oil.​​


Women in Indonesia’s Fam Islands are processing, bottling and selling virgin coconut oil. The extra income they earn from selling the oil supports their children’s education and nutrition.

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