Durban Based Tech Start-up founder changing the world
looking how young people are taking it upon themselves to be and create the change they want to see in their lives, we can tell the future of Africa is birgth, a Durban based tech start-up founder who is still a student at Mangosuthu University of Technology is on a mission to change water problems in Africa for the better.
He had an email chat with us about his start-up which was founded in January 2018 after seeing the opportunity of how to solve the problem of having clean, safe and purified drinking water in the most affordable and eco-friendly manner for the people. He saw the opportunity of creating sustainable, meaningful and amazing thoughtful products for our modern lifestyles.
Name of start-up?
Problem Ki-Agua is solving and for who ?
Ki-Agua came into existence to become a leading all natural, organic and wellness brand. We create modern thoughtful products that exist to provide a sustainable experience for a healthy, pure and simple lifestyle.
Our customers would be households that already drink purified water from plastic water bottles and who wish to find a more economical alternative, for people living in regions and communities where water quality is not of the highest standard for their families and lastly we serve the households that wish to consume purified water but cannot necessary afford fancy water filters
Our solution is an innovative and ancient all natural water filter technology used in Japan centuries ago. We are really pioneering this form of innovation in South Africa and will be growing it into Africa as well.
Founders of Ki-Agua
Nkululeko Mfundo Msomi
Where is Ki-Agua based ?
Kingsburg, KwaZulu Natal.
However, we also have a warehouse in Kempton Park, Gauteng.
What have you achieved ?
To be honest to have just launched and to have land marked our first year in operation is an achievement given the amount of startups that don't make it past their first year.
’m also pleased to announce that we have been able to bring on two members onto the team to propal Ki-Agua to achieve its vision, we have been able to start selling our products to households and offices and are currently working on deals with some hotels and conference centres within KwaZulu Natal. Furthermore, Ki-Agua was a finalist of the 2018 Unilever Enactus Water Challenge where a grant of ZAR 19,200.00 was allocated to us. As Ki-Agua we are also pleased to have been able to feature on the Airos website as well.
Our vision is to incorporate modern lifestyle with modest design in order to create products that are pure, sustainable and desirable. To provide purified, clean water without any plastic waste while being the best at presenting the natural experience.
Our Ki-Agua Charcoal Sticks seeked to eradicate the use of single use plastic water bottles ( which we often find washed up along our oceans and lakes) without compromising the convenience of consuming clean,safe and purified water on the go. These plastic water bottles have been proven to cause cancer, health risks as well as environmental hazards as well.
Ki-Agua came into existence to become a leading all natural, organic and wellness brand. We form modern and thoughtful products that exist to provide a sustainable experience for a more healthy, pure and simple lifestyle. We cater for the individuals and organisations who want to identify with a brand that communicates an experience for a well balanced life to reach optimum productivity. For the individuals and organizations who seek a simple, eco-conscious, natural, organic, pure, healthy life with a sprinkle of fun. As Ki-Agua we don’t only create thoughtful but also premium reusable products while enlightening our customers to consume more consciously.
With our zero-waste water filter, we shape history for tomorrow by making a difference today. a difference today!