Dama Kenga Masha

Dama Kenga Masha has one of the "best farms" in Ganze, according to neighbors. Her husband passed away three years ago, and to sustain a steady income, Dama and others cut down approximately 20 medium-sized indigenous trees each month to make charcoal. They can sell a 50kg bag of charcoal for 200 Ksh (a little over $2)

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.