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She Stepped Away From an ExxonMobil Career for a Venture to Save River Communities in Nigeria

Achenyo Idachaba-Obaro harvested the reedy stems of the water hyacinth from a dam near Ibadan with a particular mission in mind. With deceptively beautiful blue flowers, water hyacinths are a blight in the water channels of the West African country. Fast-growing, choking, they keep fishers from their traditional livelihoods.  But Idachaba-Obaro, an entrepreneur, was noodling […]