Wangari Maathai Quotes

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families.





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Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai
  • Born: April 1, 1940
  • Died: September 25, 2011
  • Nationality: Kenyan
  • Profession: Environmentalist, Political Activist, Writer

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan environmental political activist and Nobel laureate. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.