Toilet paper wisdom
Explain your project in details:
We print toilet rolls with essential information for township entrepreneurs. Information includes but not limited to start-up advice relevant to their situation,funding opportunities and affirmations.We chose toilet rolls as the means of distributing information because toilet paper is an everyday essential and will continue to be,it is affordable and one of the few common products used in townships and rural areas.Our product is not created to take the place of the internet but to compliment the needs of those who don't have internet access.We observed that if some kind of information is imparted to the disadvantaged youth,it would give them more avenues to earn their living.The project aim is to empower the youth and equip them with tools to become self-reliant using unconventional methods.Our main objective is to create a self-employment mindset and an environment of creative communities by acting as a support agency for providing necessary help.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Online access has come into its own as a communication tool.Organizations (and their customers) are going online in record numbers.Many consider it indispensable,however for the unemployed youth living in disadvantaged environments,with no WiFi and unable to afford data charges or internet cafe minutes,it becomes hard for them to obtain the necessary information they need to turn their lives around.Young people need to know that there are opportunities for them out there.Young people will be inspired by what's written on the toilet rolls so much that they will share with each other and on social media.Every aspiring entrepreneur will use the information to create a better community through their business.
Sustainability and future plans
While at the moment we are outsourcing manufacturing needs,we aim to buy machinery to develop our own manufacturing house in the next six months,this step will help create employment and will allow us to take better control of our product.We want to create affordable rolls without compromising on quality.We will soon partner with more retails including shopping malls to make sure that the necessary information is distributed sufficiently.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am a 23 year old from the township of Kwa-Thema in the city of Johannesburg.I am still learning that in business it takes time to become an overnight success.Growing up in a township has tested my will,courage and strength.I have always embraced these challenges because they make me the best problem solver.As an aspiring fixer in South Africa I look forward to being challenged always and i put my focus entirely on social issues.