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youthful ambition

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This week we celebrate Athman Said from Kombani, Kwale county. Despite never going to school, Athman did not give up on his life and ventured into coconut harvesting to make a living. The 23-year-old takes orders from his customers before embarking on the tedious task of climbing the coconut trees that has turned to be a daily routine. More https://bit.ly/3tIZMzU

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Nzambi Matee

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This week we celebrate Ms. Nzambi Matee. Matee is the founder of Nairobi-based Gjenge Makers, which has founded a novel way of converting plastic waste into sustainable materials. She has created lightweight and low-cost bricks made of recycled plastic with sand—a stronger material than concrete. Gjenge Makers is a social enterprise whose aim is to tackle pollution. The UN awarded 29 year old with the Young Champions of the Earth Prize. More https://bit.ly/2RQNJCB

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nandi women

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This week we applaud the women stone crushers of Nandi for their resilience despite the heavy nature of work. These women are determined to work despite this being a hard labour job dominated by men.

This is a group of women who have defied cultural stereotypes by establishing a business that helps them put food on the table and see their children through school. Chepkemel Women Group, for 12 years, has been working in the quarries defying cultural stereotypes and keen on supporting their families. More https://bit.ly/3nbiUUH

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The Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency (KEPROBA) is a State Corporation established under the State Corporations Act Cap 446 through Legal Notice No.110 of August 9th, 2019 after a merger between Export Promotion Council and Brand Kenya Board.The Agency’s core mandate is to implement export promotion and nation branding initiatives and policies to promote Kenya’s export of goods and services
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