Joy Tony

Founder/Director | Durian Nigeria | Nigeria

Joy Tony founded her organisation Durian ( to create self-sufficient rural communities by turning local waste into value while regaining their confidence and improving their lives. Durian functions within a craft village in the Imafon community where nothing goes to waste. At the craft village, Bamboo is used to make products like furniture, kitchen utensils, and jewellery; Cocoa-pods husk to make African black soaps, fabric waste to make children wear, and other products. There are also children learning spaces and a Cassava Flakes processing unit. At the cassava processing unit, starch and animal feed are also produced from the waste.