Do you know Neem seed saves life?
Published on June 5, 2016 um 11:11
Explain your idea in details:
This product is targeted to help reduce the wide spread of malaria in rural areas and the country at large. This is a locally made insecticide product which is made from local active chemicals and resources which annihilates insects within few seconds of contact and with less impact on human it will provide symptomatic relief for upper airway congestion for humans due to additional chemical content. With a quite knowledge on cosmetology and chemicals in collaboration with professionals we will see the possibility on how to make the product serve as both insecticides and air freshener. We will improve the effectiveness of this product with Neem oil which is a natural insect repellant. This is natural biodegradable oil that can be used as a natural pesticide by local farmers for their crops. Having known that the chemicals in the market are expensive and not affordable by all we decided to come up with this idea so that it can serve as an alternative source for rural dwellers to use when cultivating vegetables such as tomatoes, spinach etc. The oil cake can also be used as organic nitrogenous fertilizer which can be added to the soil before planting heavy-feeding vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, melons, or cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage. Leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach also benefit from high levels of nitrogen in the soil. The oil will be extracted either locally or using machinery so as to have the best yield. The product will be well packaged, affordable and of different sizes. Door to door, all round hawking and rural area marketing strategy will be employed so as have effective producer-consumer chain.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Despite so many gains in malaria prevention and treatment, an estimated 100 million malaria cases and about 300,000 deaths each year has been recorded making Nigeria the country with the highest number of malaria casualties worldwide. According to the Nigerian National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020, malaria is responsible for 60 percent of outpatient visits to health facilities, 30 percent of childhood deaths, 25 percent of deaths in children under one year, and 11 percent of maternal deaths. We are targeting more than 1,000,000 rural and urban dwellers and also to help local farmers achieve optimized production and yield. We will also engage in community empowerment through training groups of people, individuals and cooperate society. Since agricultural practices span throughout the year we will work hard to make this product available to the farmers. Our impact measurement will be shaped by variety of factors. We have been internally strengthened by involving pioneering thinkers in social impact and leadership and we will collect performance data focused on assessing how effective and helpful the product will be to the people in the prevention of malaria widespread. We will also be collecting outcome performance data focused on assessing farmers changes in yields and income. We will also measure our impact by our presence in the society and the number of jobs we can provide to the society. At full scale we will like have a lot of employees thereby reducing the unemployment and have trained and empowered thousands of Nigerians. We can achieve this by providing a long lasting trusted high quality product and service which will be recommended from one person to another.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We will be bringing together pioneering thinkers in social impact and leadership, and we are also open to collaborate with professionals and industry players to help us grow to full scale. We are currently collaborating with Quality Skills Nigerian Limited which have served as strategic advisor and business mentor. They have contributed in training us in cosmetology, business consulting marketing, product branding and licensing. We will be establishing a neem tree plantation so that we can be able to meet up to the supply of neem oil and the cake.
Our revenue model will be from Sales of Individual Insecticide Products. (100mls, 200mls, 250mls etc.). Sales of Pesticides product, Sales of Natural fertilizer and feeds. Trainings and Consultation for individuals or cooperate society and Website advertising. We shall submit proposals to organizations, investors and banks for sponsorships and grants. We will build a better producer-customer relationship in which our targets are: Rural area dwellers, Urban cities, Farmers, Homes, schools and hospital Online users using the different social media such as Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp and websites etc.
We will employ sustainable marketing strategy which involves, Door to door sales, Street hawking, Suppliers to retailers in shops. Organize free empowerment training and also give out promos and incentives to customers.
We will be creating a platform to enlighten the people on the benefits and value of our products and services. Rendering free trainings as part of societal empowerment to reduce poverty and over dependence on the government. We will frequently organize health and agricultural seminars for the people to teach them on how to improve their health conditions and how farmers can use new cutting edge technology to improve their production.
This enthusiastic young man is Pwavodi Tanihungoama Joshua by name and 26yrs old, I hail from Numan Local Government Area, of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Had my primary school education in Bright Future International Primary school, graduated as the second best student of my set, attended secondary school at Walter Gowans Memorial College, graduated as the best student and the first to set a record of taken First Position from JSS1 first term to SS3 third semester. During my secondary school won several competition local, state and nationally. Such as Cowbell Mathematics, ANCOPPS essay competition etc. The best graduating student of the department of geology Ahmadu Bello University 2013 class. Awarded four years scholarship by both Shell Nigeria and TOTAL E&P during my university studies. I am currently among the few scholars taken to study a masters degree in Integrated Petroleum studies and Evaluation Studies in Shell Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering University of Benin. I served in different capacities as a leader from primary school to now and that opportunity exposed me to interact with a lot of young people and positively impacted them. A co-founder of the Cornerstone Youth Foundation an NGO with the mandate of raising a better generation. Training and empowering youths in skills acquisition and development, and sponsoring some students in the primary and secondary schools. I grew up in an environment where things were hard economically and that always motivates me to take life serious and work hard for a great future. I always known that I have what it takes to change the world and make it a better place for everyone; this always motivates me to render services and provide possible solutions that will enhance the living condition of people.
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