Young social entrepreneur Majd Mashharawi talks about how she transforms the debris left by conflict into eco-friendly housing materials, helping people reconstruct their lives

Majd Mashharawi trained as an engineer despite family ambitions for her to become a doctor. Talking to us on Skype despite a throat infection, she explains how her company GreenCake manufactures sustainable and eco-friendly building materials. ‘If I lose my goal to help the people, I will lose everything,’ she says. Following local and international recognition for her first venture, she has begun SunBox, a new business providing Palestinian families who lack access to electricity with solar kits.

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