Chukwudi Anyanaso has a passion for addressing poverty and hunger issues, especially those that affect women. In 2013, at the age of 24 he established the People and Planet Life Foundation, a rural, non-governmental organisation that promotes ‘zero poverty and hunger’, aimed in particularly at women. He was selected to represent Nigeria in the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2016. Commonwealth Innovation Awards 2019 Prosperity category winner.
In 2013, he launched the Fish Farm Programme to empower women to become economically independent. The project focuses on poor, rural women and supports them to form cooperatives of 20 to 100 members in targeted communities in the southeast region of Nigeria. It equips these women’s cooperatives with sustainable skills and knowledge in fish farming and entrepreneurship.