Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
my idea is to start an food oil project. food oils like olive oils.i have already started extracting food oils like g.nut oil where buy it can be used for cooking, eating and also helps in skin diseases when applied but i have not yet obtained a market. at the moment most of my concentration is in my project i began in January . my project includes making spices and body oils. i have already achieved in making so many spices and i am yet to increase the spices.i make chili powder, ginger powder, garlic powder, cloves, guava tea, cinnamon, moringa,hibiscus and coffee i have been able to get them market in this covid 19 period as my schools activities are no longer hindering me. i dry the plant and them and sieve them. i move around on foot in the morning till evening selling my spices from monday to friday. but i also take my to also sell my body oils which clove oils, lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, and cinnamon oil. since my mom owns a chocolate factory i use this to my advantage to use the machines inthe factory and also packaging of my products. she allows me to use her packaging materials own condition to selling her cocoa butter oil. on saturdays i use this time to generate money from my side bussines of selling paper bags to restaurants. i also an earn money from the website i created with my brother called flash Uganda. but this money comes any time. my main aims when i began this busines were earning money to achieve one of my future convictions , boosting the immunity of people, and finally helping the poor. i chose boosting immunity because i want to
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
i believe that from my successes i will be able to inspire other people. most people discouraged me when i started to save to start my project in 2018. but i refused to listen to anyone i believed in my self and after winning the junior achievers competition and winning a trip to Ghana i knew i could make it.i believe i can do more now and by the time i grow i want to have a big impact on the health and inovativeness of people. i also wantto earn money to continue helping the needy i provide the homeless around my home with a few items once every three weeks but its not enough for me i want to increase to once every one week. i also want to show people that 16 year old person can also manage a business as long as your willing to sacrifice. that`s why i sell most of my products at a low price this makes most of my customers give me bonuses and make a daily client. i use this opportunity to earn my customers trust and promote my relationship with them. and in time i will increase the amount of my products and i will still remain a still be a client. the lesson "first impressions last" which i learned from the junior achievers program is vital inn business and its one of the ways to earn many customers. i believe most businesses would last if they knew this lesson. that`s why most people don`t have customers because they increased the amount of items in this covid 19 period but that`s why i have been able to grow.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
i plan to continue with how am doing things for now its beneficial and worthy since i have all the profits from the herbal company i am good for the meantime. i have two three income generating businesses i call my side businesses that is the web site flash uganda i created with my brother which earns me some income, making and selling paper bags, and finally gardening these three have helped me earn income i have two three income generating businesses i call my side businesses that is the web site flash uganda i created with my brother which earns me some income, making and selling paper bags, and finally gardening these three have helped me earn income . i forgot to say this before. since i began my business at the beginning of this covid 19 pandemic when schools were closed and i came i have not yet touched any of the profits from the herbal company. i use the income and profits of my side business to grow the company. i use several tins in the company for packaging but am still having hard time designing labels for my products. the money i use to grow the company is the money from the website and gardening. and in times of emergencies is when i use the money from the paper bag business. i am currently running the company as one person but taking advise from several people. i am in no hurry to find an incompetent person who make me losses. i need this company to succeed to obtain my goals.
My name is Gareth Benjamins.i live in Uganda and was born on 20th of august in 2003. i am 16 years old in `o`level in high school. i grew up with both my parents in our family home in kampala. when i was still in middle school in 2013 my mother quit her job and started a chocolate factory and for years i watched how she struggled investing money into this factory and doing several experiments even after all those failures she never gave up. by 2018 she had already a break through in everything regarding chocolate but the debt she had from all her loans was 40 million but she was determined she would clear it and that year she received 300 million from the government as a result for her hard work. on that day i learned that could make it no matter how much i can make it and that`s what drove me to start the herbal company, the believe that before true success in business comes hardships and failure. and due to my lifestyle and my convictions which also strengthen me i will succeed since some of them are never giving up, failure is inevitable, always help the ones in an unhealthy condition. these are the convictions i based on to form the herbal company