Abwezi School Bags
Offering eco-friendly school bags made out of recycled plastic
Upcycling bags locally from disposed plastic bags enable Abwezi to keep prices for the school bag affordable. Besides offering the bags to individuals who can afford it, the enterprise also targets NGOs, companies and well-wishers that buy bags by the bulk and distribute them for free to less privileged communities. Households with no access to electricity make up about 90% of the Malawian population, thus the integrated solar panel provides these families with clean and free energy for lighting, facilitating after-school-learning.
Orbis-expeditions is an NGO providing skills and technology transfer to Abwezi employees as well as start-up capital of USD800
Invest Pack Solutions provides plastic bags for recycling for Abwezi to increase its scale of production.
Sky Energy is a solar company that provides Abwezi with customized solar panels to integrate into the upcycled school bags.
The SEED Africa Awards 2019 in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SEED South Africa Climate Adaptation Awards 2019 in South Africa are sponsored by the Government of Flanders.