US First Lady Michelle Obama honours Kenyan entrepreneur

Kenyan entrepreneur Wanjiru Waithaka Waweru (left) was honoured by US First Lady Michelle Obama on June 14, 2016. PHOTO | COURTESY

What you need to know:

  • Wanjiru Waithaka Waweru, an architect by profession, received a special mention during the dinner for her work through her company FunKidz, which specialises in children’s furniture.
  • Mrs Obama said that because of a business loan that 10,000 Women provided, Ms Waithaka was able to double her production capacity, hire new employees and start selling her products around the world.
  • Ms Waithaka graduated with a degree in interior architecture from the Glasgow School of Art at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

US First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday night honoured a Kenyan entrepreneur during the United State of Women Summit dinner at the US Department of State.


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