Miss Perrin Fitter’s affinity with the neem plant.

Global  500 laureate

In 1992, she was feted by the United Nations Environment Programme at the Earth Summit in Brazil, when she was named a Global 500 laureate. The award recognises individuals and organisations for outstanding achievement in protection and improvement of the environment.

Last month, she was a keynote speaker at the World Neem Conference in Coimbatore, India.

The 59-year-old woman, who was born and brought up in Eldoret to a paralegal father, is passionate about the plant that has multiple uses.

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