The latest member of the solution tank team is Nanga, from who grew up in one of Africa’s largest electronic waste sites. A street family found her as a baby wrapped in foil as they foraged the dump site for materials to sell off to scrap dealers in the city. As she grew, her adoptive family noticed strange things about her.
Nanga used the waste in the dumpsite to carve out a better life for them, even as a child. At 10 she started a garden that thrived, even in the poisoned and seemingly lifeless soils of the dumpsite. By the time she was 15, she had improved their shack and turned it into a marvel that married both technology and nature. It was an oasis among the discarded products of the modern world.
As she reached adult-hood, Nanga’s talents grew from genius to supernatural. Some whisper that she carries the magic of the ancestors. Some people believe a meteor shower millennia ago blessed a few chosen lineages with powers such as Nanga’s. The power to quicken the growth of any flora, to cleanse the earth and infuse it with nutrients and the power to make sense of the patterns that surround us all. She uses her powers that fuse the old ways of her people and those of the technology driven world she lives in to fight corruption and protect her people from other forms of evil.