Mary Nyaruai is the founder of Nyungu Afrika, a material science and circular economy startup that recycles underutilized agricultural waste of pineapple leaves and corn husk fibers into eco-friendly sanitary pads. With a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, Mary’s work in transforming agricultural waste into usable and basic products is both impactful and inspiring.
Mary’s dedication and ingenuity in her field have garnered her numerous accolades, solidifying her reputation as a trailblazing entrepreneur and innovator . Notably, she was recently honored as the Best Female Entrepreneur in Africa through the Total Energies Startupper Challenge, a prestigious recognition that highlights her remarkable contributions to the entrepreneurial landscape. As a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Mary continues to drive positive change through her innovative solution and unwavering commitment to addressing critical challenges in menstrual health and environmental sustainability.
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