- Sizwe Nzima delivers medication to chronically ill patients in Khayelitsha
- In the process, he saves lives and creates jobs for local youths
- He got the idea when his grandparents faced long travels to clinics and long queues
A dedicated man in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, is saving lives by using his bicycle to deliver medication to chronically ill patients.
Sizwe Nzima first started off when he realised his grandparents had to travel long distances to their clinic. In addition, they had to wait in long queues once they got there.
Word soon spread and Sizwe saw an opportunity to help even more people. He subsequently started Iyeza Express as a fully fledged business, Briefly.co.za learned.
In addition to saving lives, Iyeza Express also creates jobs for local youths. Sizwe employs them as couriers to collect medical prescriptions from clinics and deliver them to patients.
He also acquired a pharmaceutical license and established his own clinic to complement the clinics around the area. Speaking to Beautiful News, Sizwe said:
Many youths struggle to find employment. By spotting a need and working towards solving it, we can create opportunities for ourselves.
Sizwe has won accolades from Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development and SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards for his initiative.
The young entrepreneur also appeared among Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2013 in the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list. However, his main mission is to help his community:
First, I helped my grandparents. Now I serve my entire community. Where there’s a need, South Africans will always make a plan to help one another.
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