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Turning Kenya’s trash into treasure
Plastic can take hundreds, even thousands of years to break down in the environment. In Kenya, communities are struggling to cope with the thousands of tons of waste being generated each year.
Despite having grown up in a slum littered with trash, 28-year-old Lorna Ruto developed a passion for taking care of the natural environment.
Now her passion has become her business, turning plastic waste from the city of Nairobi into something useful – fence posts. Her goal is not only to grow a successful company, but also to provide her community with much-needed jobs.
Listen to the report by Andrew Wasike in Nairobi, Kenya:
DateTuesday 15.10.2013 | 14:39
From unemployed to entrepreneur: the making of young Arab leaders
Youth unemployment across the Arab world is at 33 per cent, and women are most likely to fit this category. However, some young leaders are trying to turn this around, by encouraging and educating those affected by unemployment and lack of opportunity in the Middle East and turning them into young entrepreneurs.
Watch this DW video to find out more about how young global leaders are creating opportunities for young Arabs in the Middle East.
DateThursday 03.05.2012 | 13:47