This is Ayla Hutchinson from New Zealand - the young inventor behind the Kindling Cracker™. Ayla was 13 years old when she invented the firewood splitter. She created the invention after her mother injured her fingers while using an axe. Ayla realized she could turn the axe upside down and create a safe firewood splitter. One that everyone can use, both young and old!
It is interesting that it took almost 5,000 years before a young girl from New Zealand came up with an alternative to the axe.
Ayla's Kindling Cracker™ is now an award-winning success story! The invention is now patented in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zeeland, China and Japan.
In 2018 the New Zealand Postal Service issued a stamp to pay tribute to Ayla and her ingenious invention.