My name is justine Abuga, 24 year old from Kenya, Africa.Am a fifth born in a family of seven and being lucky to be the first sibling to go join and complete university.
Am a co-founder in at ECOBORA compay ( www.ecbora.co.ke) which produces biomass pellets from waste recyclable materials such as saw dust, rice husk, coffee husk and maize stalks.This pellete are affordable with a high calorific value that makes cooking fast and easier due to less smoke production.The pellets are used toge5ther withy fuel efficient cook stoves and hence a better solution in addressing the challenges of deforeststion in Kenya.This is key as we are working towards achieving the 2030 goals of implementing the SDGAS.
I consider myself as a design driven and impact entrepreneur who has set out to change 1 million lives before i die.
Am the C.E.O of HANDS FOR CHANGE FOUNDASTION which is a charity group that helps youths out of alcoholism and drug abuse in Nairobi slums.This has changed the lives of many as we have empoyed most of these youths to supply and collect raw materias for our pellet production.
Am also the C.E.O of Quince Tech which is a software company that has produced a mobile based application that connects women and pregnant women to mobile clinicsin Kenya such as Beyond zero clinics by Hon. Magret Kenyatta, first lady of Kenya, championing for zero maternal deaths.Through this we have impacted 3,078 families in Nyamira county and we are working to push these to other regions in ordwer to empower health care solutions.
Justine Abuga wants to change the story, the same old story and ctreate a new story.A story of hope and success.
I have completed my B.S.C Microbiology from Kenyatta university in Kenya where i majored in Environmental Miro-biology.
Am an alumni of YALI E.A having done design driven entrepreneurship courses.
Am ALSO ENROLLED TO African Management Initiative programme to understood the youth unemployment in Africa.
Have also done edx course on business offered by Harvard University.This has placed me better in financial literacy.
The above have equipped me with better skills that will enable me to change the world.