Lorna Ruto’s story is a true testament to the power of creative thinking and bold decision making. She is well known now but in case you’ve never heard of her she is the brains behind Eco Post – a company that manufactures fencing posts using plastic waste that has become such a menace in urban as well as in rural areas in Kenya. An alumni of African Nazarene University, Ms Ruto came up with the idea while she was working at the bank. Later she decide to quit her job and to concentrate full time on her business which has earned her millions as well as recognition. She was the winner of the Green and Ecological sector of the Chase Enablis business Launch Pad 2010 competition bagging herself Ksh. 500,000 prize.
The manufacturing process starts with collection of plastic wastes then the plastic are grinded into small pieces before being processed into various products.
These products include:
- Fencing Posts
- Floor Tiles
- Roofing Materials
- Outdoor Furniture among others
She says that she is passionate about the environment and her business is her way of helping preserve it. I believe that this is an encouraging entrepreneur story that should help you in your quest to make millions.It is a true case of beauty meeting with brains.
Watch her interview on Road To Success program on KBC TV
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