- A 25-year-old chemical engineering student started his own business
- The company would enable South Africans to purify their water using activated charcoal
- Nkululeko Msomi started the company because of the desire he has to help disadvantaged communities
Nkululeko Msomi has founded an innovative business that would allow people in South Africa to purify their water at an affordable price.
Msomi, 25, is a chemical engineering student at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), who established Ki-Agua in January 2018.
The company aims to help people ensure clean drinking water without any plastic waste. It uses activated charcoal sticks that has been proven to remove toxins from water.
Msomi's innovative business will help disadvantaged South Africans have access to clean drinking water.
However, Msomi's journey was far from easy and it has only just began. The young entrepreneur was born in Durban on Freedom Day in 1994.
Briefly.co.za gathered he grew up between Durban and Gauteng. He added that the move back to KwaZulu-Natal was difficult.
Msomi is currently a final year student and a beneficiary of the National Student Funding Aid Scheme (NSFAS).
Take a look at a video of Msomi's story below:
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