Building a cleaner and hygienic environment by encouraging our communities to be clean while creating jobs for them to brighten their future

Create jobs Provide skills to youth and women Teaching children the importance of keeping their hands clean and how to save water.

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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

Chemyx (Pty) Ltd

Year founded


Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • Less than $1k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 1 - 10

Organization type

  • For-profit

Secondary Focus Area

  • Water
  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • South Africa

Headquarters location: City


Location(s) of impact

South Africa: Polokwane, Louis Trichardt, Phalaborwa

Website Still under construction

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Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

This project can create jobs in rural areas by manufacturing cleaning detergents, personal care products and cosmetics in rural areas. People in rural areas are neglected and the majority live in deep poverty. Most of them contact diseases caused by bacteria and germs Children are the most affected.

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

Creating jobs Reducing poverty Empowering women and youth Encouraging cleanliness in rural areas Providing safe hand disinfectants and sanitisers to school children which are manufactured within their community areas Deliver 25L hand sanitizer refillable bottles with sensor to schools in rural areas where pit toilets are still used and running tap water is scarce.

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

We have brought the products to our people in the villages and saved them costs of going to urban areas to buy products. We encouraged our people to be clean and clean their homes with affordable quality products. We created jobs within the community Our local schools are using our products and they are satisfied because of the relationship we have created.

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

The initiative received money from family and friends We will appreciate it if we receive receive grants so that we can expand our project and reach more communities and create more employment.

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

We design and provide high quality and affordable products which are needed on a daily basis by our communities to help brighten and improve their lives by removing bacteria and germs from their homes and reducing illnesses caused by dirt from children, pregnant women are old people, the products that create jobs opportunities within the community.

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

I have lived in deep poverty, I experienced what my rural communities are experiencing, I decided to change my life and therefore I want to help others improve their lives as well.

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

  • Social media

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Photo of Waleed Khalil

Great purpose, simple Approach. I think it is easy to scale with a great impact on rural areas