Today’s inspiration from Kenya

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Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmentalist and political activist. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental NGO focused on environmental conservation and women’s rights. In 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy, and peace.

The Green Belt Movement organizes rural women in Kenya to plant trees, an effort that combats deforestation while generating income for the community and promoting empowerment for women. Since Maathai founded the Movement, over 40 million trees have been planted and over 30,000 women have been trained in forestry, food processing, beekeeping, and other sustainable, income-generating activities.

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One Response to “Today’s inspiration from Kenya”

  1. yasmin

    Congratulation Wangari Maathai, You beacame a first African women who receive the Nobel Peace prize, for your contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. you are a great women, i am so proud of you and I am also inspire with you. Keep it up and go achead.

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