This student used dried banana leaves to carry shopping to school in Tharaka Nithi (PHOTOs)

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 – Following the ban of plastics in Kenya, this high school student used a makeshift bag made from dried banana leaves to carry her shopping to school.

The creative lady who has been identified as Hilda Gaceri Bundi, a student from Materi Girls in Tunyai, Tharaka Nithi County, has caught the attention of many well wishers who have offered to help her buy a decent bag after her photos started making rounds online.

Maina Kahuro: For creativity and fighting the odds..I offer a coupon for her school fees.


Waititu: I offer to buy her a backpack. Let me know how I can help.

Carolyne Nduti: Those who were cutting twigs yesterday and protesting should borrow some wisdom from her.

The form three student created a scene in Nkubu town where she was doing her back to school shopping.

Check out the photos in the next page

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  1. The ban has really affected kids who carry books to school using paper bags. Anyway universities in Kenya should carry out research on how to make cheap biodegradable carrier bags.

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