Episode 91: Meet the fine artist turning banana fibers into quality Ugandan products

Kenyan-born artist, educator and entrepreneur, Kimani Muturi, tells us how he is turning the waste products of banana farming in Uganda into beautiful, export-quality fabrics and rugs.

TexFad weaver working on a rug. Picture courtesy of http://www.texfad.co.ug

Episode 57: Meet Sibongile Mongadi, the S. African innovator changing lives of amputees

Sibongile Mongadi with a prosthesis created by her company Uku’hamba. Photo: Courtesy of ukuhamba.co.za

Sibongile Mongadi is South Africa’s visionary founder of Uku’hamba Prosthetics, a company that produces lightweight prostheses to improve the quality of the lives of amputees. Her vision of giving back the amputees their independence and confidence has earned her numerous awards.