"I get a lot of fulfillment and satisfaction when I contribute to our environment and especially our people. Poverty scares me and it disturbs me very much when I see people overcome by it. That is why I am committed to helping others and I enjoy doing it. I love my work. Each day when I go to work, I feel that am serving my purpose in this world and working towards our goal to transform Africa’s waste into wealth. This renews my strength every day."
- Lorna Rutto is a Kenyan eco-preneur, and the inspiring founder of EcoPost, a social enterprise created in response to the need to find alternative waste management solutions to Kenya's huge plastic waste problem. In 2009 she founded her company, which collects plastic waste and manufactures commercially viable, highly durable, and importantly environmentally friendly fencing posts, used widely across Kenya. In 2011, Lorna was recognised by the prestigious Cartier Women's Initiative Awards as their laureate for sub-Saharan Africa.