Chief Executive Officer, Greeners
2021 Fellow – Jerusalem
Lina Zahayka, a dentist, a writer, and the CEO of Greeners, a company that provides farmers with uniquely made eco-friendly fertilizers, reducing tons of CO2 emissions annually. Lina is passionate about creating a positive impact on the environment. Lina was also a TEDx speaker and won several awards for her short stories.
Lina believes that humans were created to make the world a better place, which motivates her to keep working hard. Lina is also involved in the issues of gender equality. Furthermore, she got second place in the national debate competition in 2020.
Greeners reverses the way that fertilizers are produced. Instead of producing massive amounts of CO2 while making fertilizers, Greeners adsorbs the harmful CO2 emissions and uses them to make 10 different kinds of liquid fertilizers that have different nutritional characters for the plants to mimic air pollution while feeding the increasing numbers of people.
Greener’s target farmers and home growers are not only located in Palestine but it also spreads to include many markets in the Middle East and Africa. Such markets choose Greeners’ products because it’s more suitable for their soil, climate, and budget.
Greeners is characterized by its low cost and high effectiveness. Their pilot proved their ability as a startup to lead a big business in the future.