Simon Muia

Simon Muia – Recycled Car Tires to Make Furniture

Date grant awarded: August 2019

Recycled Car Tires to Make Furniture is located in Githurai, Kiambu County, Kenya. This work, being led by Simon Muia, came out of the immediate need to address environmental degradation. Most car tires are disposed carelessly, resulting in clogged sewers which become a breeding home for Malaria carrying mosquitoes. Simon’s work empowers young men and women to be financially independent while expressing their creativity.

By securing a grant from The Pollination Project, Simon will be able to purchase machines that will make his work easier and efficient, alongside with securing a space to recruit and engage more local changemakers.