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Mary Waiyego: Biomass Briquette Maker

A widowed mother of three, Mary has become a successful entrepreneur by using agricultural waste to produce smoke-free briquettes.

It’s a part of the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts, supported by the IKEA Foundation, to catalyze a renewable-energy transformation in Kenya’s tea landscapes. Our aim is to stop deforestation, create sustainable, long-term employment for renewable-energy entrepreneurs, and improve health outcomes in tea-farming communities. Learn more about this project.

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The IKEA Foundation supports this Rainforest Alliance initiative.