Michael Odhiambo Otieno, Takawiri Craft Enterprises Limited

Takawiri Craft Enterprises Limited aims to create employment for youth and also assist the fishing industry by gainfully using the water hyacinth. They work with and empower local communities surrounding Lake Victoria who have suffered due to a loss of income from fishing as the invasive species water hyacinth has taken over the Lake.  The prolific growth of this weed hinders fishermen activities. Takawiri Craft Enterprises Limited project is offering a sustainable way of controlling water hyacinth.

Date grant awarded: September 8, 2016
Website: http://takawiri.org