Youth SME scoops P1.3m COP27 award

Global reach: Moesi and her company, Viva Organica, were recognised at the recent climate change summit held in Egypt
Global reach: Moesi and her company, Viva Organica, were recognised at the recent climate change summit held in Egypt

A local entrepreneur, Mmakwena Moesi, has scooped a $100,000 (P1.3 million) grant, as part of 20 African youth-led enterprises that were collectively awarded $2 million (P25.8 million) at the just-ended global climate summit in Egypt.

The companies won grant funding of up to $100,000 each as part of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge competition. In addition to the grant, each winner benefits from a 12-month accelerator programme to help them grow their businesses, deepen their impact and create decent jobs.

Moesi’s company, Viva Organica, manufactures biofertilisers from organic waste to support the resilience of farming communities in growing organic and nutrient-dense crops that can withstand recurring drought seasons, heatwaves and erratic rainfall in Botswana. Its flagship products are Vermogro and BioBrew, a granular and liquid organic fertiliser.

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