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Kenyan Environmentalist Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan environmental activist who founded the Green Belt Movement, which trains rural women to plant trees, combat deforestation and generate income for impoverished communities. In this 2010 interview, Maathai points out that aid organizations cannot expect communities to change overnight and explains Green Belt's holistic approach to addressing poverty. Maathai was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.