Abel is the founder and CEO of Bamboo labs, a social enterprise that seeks to provide accessible and environmentally friendly mobility in Addis Ababa by creating bicycles and wheelchairs made from bamboo. By widening accessibility of more sustainable modes of transport,  Abel’s organisation is reducing the environmental impact of cars and improving health and wellbeing for all.  

Bamboo labs makes use of the abundance of bamboo in Ethiopia, which possesses the largest area of bamboo in Africa, as both a sustainable and affordable alternative to other materials such as steel, without compromising on strength and durability.