Chebet Lesan

2016 Fellowship Alumna, Kenya

Fellowship Alumna Named African Business Hero of the Year 2020

Screenshot of first prize announcement for African Business Hero 2020: Chebet Lesan, "Revolutionizing Africa's Kitchens"

Congratulations to Cynthia Chebet Lesan, 2016 Fellowship Alumna from Kenya, who was named 2020 African Business Hero of the Year!

Chebet’s company, BrightGreen Renewable Energy, produces life-saving fuel bricks that reduce the cost of cooking for underserved communities across Africa and save forests. During her Fellowship, she studied Leadership in Business at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Learn more about the African Business Hero prize and watch a video about Chebet’s work.

Learn more about Chebet’s work in this blog post from the YALI Network.

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