Tuesday, March 20, 2012

(Photo: Mbindyo Kimanthi)

Samuel Muiruri, a participant of Harambee Africa Leadership Programme from Kenya, has been putting into practice one of the things that he learnt during the sixth Harambee programme that took place end of last year in Nigeria - building houses out of plastic bottles. It was an inspiration after visiting Yahaya Ahmed, the CEO of Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) and  pioneer of plastic bottles houses in Nigeria, in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria,  who has put up an eco centre using plastic bottles. Samuel is using the technology to support poor people in the Nakuru area and also to encourage young people who have fewer resources to embrace the idea for development.

The unique idea has attracted the attention of several media houses and one of them, Citizen TV, broadcasted a documentary of the initiative. View the you tube clip here