Solution Overview & Team Lead Details

Our Organization

Fibertext enterprise

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What is the name of your solution?

Green packaging

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Provide a one-line summary of your solution.

Biodegradable, environmental friendlyand chemical free packaging.

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What specific problem are you solving?

Globally, 353 million tonnes of plastic wastes are thrown away with 40% coming from packaging. In Kenya we throw away more than 2400 tons of synthetic packaging . Even when we think we are recycling and doing a good deed, the paper itself inside these products can only be reused 2-3x before the fibers are unusable and disposed of in local landfills without the consumer knowing

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What is your solution?

We have developed the most ecological disposable packaging products, they are 100% Compostable. They are unique, hygienic materials and supports the humidity and heat of food. The packaging products are made from the non fruity parts of the banana stem which are wastes with natural fibers.  The technology involved in the innovation is also environmental friendly, no chemical are used as well as natural energy.  After extracting the banana fiber, we use the sun to dry the pulp into sheets which we fold manually into packaging products.   

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Who does your solution serve, and in what ways will the solution impact their lives?

The fiber is extracted from non-fruity parts of banana stems to make packaging products allowing rural small scale farmers to resale the pseudo banana stems that would otherwise be deemed wasteful; thus increasing their income. Women forms majority of the population in the rural setting who do banana farming . Majority of the employees at fibertext enterprise are women

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How are you and your team well-positioned to deliver this solution?

  Most of the employees  have had a first hand experience about the environmental effect brought about by the manufacture of wood based  and plastic packaging's. Fibertext enterprise is based in Bungoma, a region which used to be the headquarter of a pan paper factory, which brought much deforestation, iron sheets destruction due to chemicals used. The team is passionate, experienced and committed towards  providing a sustainable packaging solution.

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Which dimension of the Challenge does your solution most closely address?

Support local economies that protect high-carbon ecosystems from development, including peatlands, mangroves, and forests.

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Where our solution team is headquartered or located:

Bungoma, Kenya
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Our solution's stage of development:

Pilot
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How many people does your solution currently serve?

3000

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Why are you applying to Solve?

We are facing technological, market, and financial. We are looking on accessing international market for our products. Technologically we are always looking and updating our technology to fit our consumer changing habits and needs. Financially we are looking on acquiring hybrid solar which will enable us to work in all seasons.   

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In which of the following areas do you most need partners or support?

Public Relations (e.g. branding/marketing strategy, social and global media)

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Who is the Team Lead for your solution?

Rose Machuma Sikulu

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More About Your Solution

Which of the following categories best describes your solution?

A new technology

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Please select the technologies currently used in your solution:

  • Manufacturing Technology
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Which of the UN Sustainable Development Goals does your solution address?

  • 1. No Poverty
  • 5. Gender Equality
  • 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 10. Reduced Inequalities
  • 13. Climate Action
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In which countries do you currently operate?

  • Kenya
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In which countries will you be operating within the next year?

  • Kenya
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Your Team

What type of organization is your solution team?

For-profit, including B-Corp or similar models

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How many people work on your solution team?

3--- Full time

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Your Business Model & Funding

Do you primarily provide products or services directly to individuals, to other organizations, or to the government?

Organizations (B2B)
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