Wheat grass Juice

To Improve nutritional health and create rural employment opportunity's within South Africa.

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I confirm that I am fully aware of the eligibility criteria, and based on its description, I am eligible to apply to the CSV Prize 2017.

  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Balance, Mind, Body and soul

Year founded

2015

Initiative stage

  • Start-Up (a pilot that has just started operating)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $100k - $250k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 10 - 50

Organization type

  • Social enterprise

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development
  • Nutrition

Headquarters location: Country

  • South Africa

Headquarters location: City

Pretoria

Location(s) of impact

Currently only in the Gauteng province with the intent to establish in all 9 provinces throughout South Africa

Website

www.balancemindbodysoul.co.za

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

To target malnutrition in children and adults around the country and in turn create rural employment opportunity across South Africa as good nutrition and employment is of utmost importance.

The level of unemployment our country faces has greatly impacted the type of nutrition intake for the majority of South Africans. By releasing our product to the nation and make it affordable source of nutrition we can assist in changing the vibration of the planet and help create employment opportunity's.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Job creation and a healthier nation

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

Growth and contribution. Zero harm to the environment, our current prototype is based on a green initiative.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

Individual dontations - 0
Grants - 0
Corporate contributions - 0
Earned Income - $15k - $20k per month
Other - 0

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

The product we want to roll out across the country is currently only imported in powder form from other countries, our intention is to manufacture this locally and also provide a unique blend of wheat grass juice to the nutrition industry.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

We have been in self development for 9 years working on the mind specifically. In 2015 started to drink wheat grass juice to find balance in body, mind and soul and raise our personal vibration. It worked so well that we started a prototype to make this freely available for all.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Upon recommendation from others

Evaluation results

2 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 50%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 0%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 50%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 100%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 100%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 100%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 50%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 0%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 0%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 0%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 50%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 50%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

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