Season 1,

#20: Safe Cooking Gas For Kenyan Women With Agnes M Yahuma (YALI Interview Series)

January 30, 2017

Agnes Yahuma, a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders Initiative  (YALI), joins me to discuss how her startup Onu Gas Limited is tackling the high unemployment rate of young people in Nairobi, Kenya. Agnes’ startup Onu Gas Limited is a piping cooking gas into housing as real estate developers build apartments. This is done in an extremely safe manner and deals with the high rate of cooking gas fatalities that occur because of leaking gas pipes.

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Agnes Yahuma’s background
  • Why it’s important to mentor girls in STEM fields
  • Why it’s important to empower girl and boy children
  • Entrepreneurs create jobs in Kenya
  • More than 40% of Kenya youth are unemployed
  • How Onu Gas Limited is going to cut down on fatalities
  • Agnes’s dream for Kenya
  • Why Agnes applied for Mandela Washington Fellowship
  • What Onu Gas Limited needs to grow

CONNECT WITH AGNES YAHUMA:

Facebook: Aggie Yahuma

LinkedIn: Agnes Yahuma

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