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African Makers Media - Diane Hendrix

African Makers Media

Filmmaker: Diane Hendrix
Status: In Production

Tom Osborn’s mother’s lung disease turned his life around, at 16. He wanted to be a basketball star, at 6’7″, but he put his scholarship on hold and works to clean up household cooking smoke. He and stove maker Payan are driven to sell affordable, clean, efficient cookstoves and fuel. To save lives, trees and ecology in Kenya, they must reach thousands of customers across East Africa, so they’ve begun to work together to make an impact.

This is a short documentary about the hows and whys of these entrepreneurs’ daily challenges to stay alive and grow, in a place that funds outsiders with pale faces who know little of local culture.

Stories link investors and mentors to makers, to help them reach massive customer bases, to save customers’ lives, money, and trees. We invite partners and sponsors to help launch this story series and campaign by September, 2016.

With funding, we will produce six stories of #cleancookstoves and fuel makers and recruit African social media and tech designers for a new story platform and outreach campaign, using local crews and partner’s.

Collaborate with us for stories of change that change the story of Africa. Contact us with ideas and leads at African Makers Media or .