Yina Sun

Yina Sun

Co-Founder of Greenchar, Kenya

GreenChar produces and distributes charcoal briquettes made from agricultural waste, and distributes improved cookstoves.  Compared to currently used charcoal, GreenChar’s briquettes are toxin-free, smokeless, higher energy, and longer lasting. GreenChar also distributes clean cook-stoves.

Since starting operations they have distributed over 130 tons of Makaa Poa. In this process, they have saved over 3,000 trees and impacted over 4,000 households, translating to over 20,000 lives. In addition, GreenChar employed directly a workforce of 15, mainly women and youth, and created 10 part time jobs to a sales team.