Zuri Awards




Meet Angela Wawire, a passionate advocate for women’s health and environmental sustainability, and the proud founder of GreenFemme. At just 20 years old and in her third year of medical school at the University of Nairobi, Angela is already making waves in the field of menstrual health management.

Driven by a deep-rooted passion for improving women’s health and addressing environmental concerns, Angela recognized the urgent need for accessible and eco-friendly menstrual products, particularly in underserved communities. This realization sparked the creation of GreenFemme, an organization dedicated to revolutionizing menstrual health management.

GreenFemme’s innovative approach focuses on producing biodegradable sanitary towels from maize husks, offering an affordable and sustainable alternative to traditional menstrual products. But GreenFemme is more than just a product – it’s a movement. Angela and her team are committed to empowering women and girls through education about menstrual health, breaking longstanding taboos, and fostering a more inclusive society.

Since its inception, GreenFemme has made significant strides, reaching numerous communities and providing them with both sustainable sanitary products and essential education on menstrual health. These efforts have improved the quality of life and health knowledge in these communities, making a tangible impact on the lives of women and girls.

Looking ahead, GreenFemme has ambitious yet achievable goals. Angela plans to introduce their products to more communities and expand the scope of their educational programs, furthering their mission of making menstrual health accessible and sustainable for all. As a nominee for the Zuri Awards, GreenFemme’s alignment with this year’s theme of ‘inclusivity’ demonstrates their commitment to creating a more equitable and environmentally-conscious future in menstrual health management.


Light of hope


Meet Faith Chelangat, a dedicated environmentalist with a passion for conservation and sustainability. Faith is the driving force behind an organization focused on preserving the environment through tree planting and public education on the importance of environmental stewardship.

Faith’s initiative aims to combat deforestation and promote a greener, healthier planet by organizing tree planting events and educational outreach programs. Through these efforts, Faith and her team work to raise awareness about the critical role trees play in mitigating climate change, preserving biodiversity, and safeguarding natural resources.

One of the unique aspects of Faith’s organization is its innovative approach to tree planting. In addition to traditional tree planting activities, Faith organizes tournaments that bring communities together to plant trees in a fun and engaging way. These tournaments not only contribute to reforestation efforts but also foster a sense of camaraderie and collective action among participants.

Through Faith’s leadership and passion for environmental conservation, her organization is making a tangible impact in communities, one tree at a time. By educating the public and empowering individuals to take proactive steps to protect the environment, Faith is helping to build a more sustainable future for generations to come.