Hi, My name is Blessing Twala, a young, 20 year old entrepreneur. I'm
from Mpumalanga, a province rife with pollution from coal fired power
plants. Many people in Mpumalanga (especially the Highveld) suffer from
various diseases and infections. This is due to the high pollution rate
that affects the province. We have been blessed with mineral resources,
but unfortunately the misuse and abuse of these precious fuel sources
have led to our detriment.
So as the engineering geek that I am
:), I wondered. Isn't there a better way to capture the waste products
that are produced by coal, wood and all other fuel sources that have
benefited our province economically, but unfortunately ruined its
citizens' health. This led me to start Vider Technologies, a clean-tech
startup that focuses on capturing waste products produced by fossil
fuels and either cleaning them, making new products and creating new
employment opportunities. We are basically recycling fossil fuels! But
our aim is also researching and building new efficient technologies
that will benefit our future in a green, clean sustainable way.
have already built the prototypes, the funding will be used to mass
manufacture our products to be able to gain market access and provide
our technology where its needed and fight against pollution.
funds will also help me in securing accommodation. As much as I've
enjoyed the process of starting this company, it has also been a very
tough journey. Due to financial constraints I lost my accommodation and
have been forced to sleep in computer laboratories at my former school
while starting the startup. As much as I am proud of starting under such
tough circumstances its starting to take a toll on my health and
productivity as I'm only able to get around 3 hours of sleep a day due
to a lack of accommodation.
I don't have much, only my mindset,
intelligence and willingness to succeed and make the world a better
place. If any of what I'm trying to do means anything to you, I implore
and humbly ask you for your assistance. Your help will mean so much and
will be greatly appreciated. I can't do this alone. Please spread the