The mark of an innovative and transformative business is not only limited to its financial success, but it also involves the effect the business has on the larger community and its contribution to the wellbeing of the environment.
Meet ‘Kasunga,’ a female owned Mozambican business that serves to produce and sell eco-friendly reusable bags in Mozambique.
“Wellbeing and sustainability are the centre of everything,” says Arline Ferrao, founder at ‘Kasunga’.
There is no doubt that our environment has been suffocating due to the appalling amount of littering and the disposing of plastic and other material that is not bio decomposable. From a solutions – based perspective, Kasunga creates and sells versatile bags that are made from reused material for the fundamental purpose of, promoting a culture of reusing and recycling material, which is not only supremely reinvigorating to the environment in the effort to downtrend the use of plastic and enforce environmental health, but it is also financially convenient to the community.
The environmental situation in Mozambique is correspondent to the environmental situation across many parts of the world where plastic pollution is commonly found at the beaches and lakesides as well as on the dry land. In as much as there are environmental activist groups who offer their time to clean up, Kasunga in their effort to enforce socio-environmental transformation, strives to bring the solution closer to home by selling reusable eco-bags.
Kasunga operates as an online store that delivers locally, only in Mozambique at the moment, but will soon develop to operate on a larger scale for international deliveries. For more information, please click on the links at the end of the article.
Arline Ferrao is a psychologist and an entrepreneur at heart. During her journey of serving as a community and social psychologist and an entrepreneur, Arline has offered her efforts to create an environment of wellbeing for people to feel good and to flourish in health. In her journey, she has learned that “entrepreneurship and social intervention work in collaboration,” because business is truly about making a social difference in as much is it is about being profitable.