Livelyhoods / iSmart

Maria co-founded Livelyhoods in 2011, and will launch the iSmart network to distribute clean-burning cook stoves as replacements for dangerous and environmentally- damaging alternatives. She will also provide economic opportunities for local salesmen. By 2015, she hopes to reach 4 million residents in Nairobi slums who currently burn firewood, waste and charcoal for cooking.