Mumm (Egypt) and Fishers & Changemakers Inc (Philippines) Awarded Joint First Prize at CSV Forum
Mumm' from Egypt and 'Fishers and Changemakers' from the Philippines are the joint winners of Nestlé’s 2018 Creating Shared Value Prize. The two social entrepreneurs have won CHF 150'000 each for their outstanding work in nutrition and rural development.
Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider presented the Prize to the winners at this year’s Creating Shared Value Forum in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
‘Mumm’ is an online platform and delivery service, offering healthy homemade food while empowering women in Egypt. In two years, the Cairo-based company has created more than 110 jobs and delivered to over 10,000 customers.
'Fishers and Changemakers' supports fishing communities in Central Philippines who are committed to sustainable practices. So far, the organisation has helped 150 fishing families to process and market their products.
A runner-up Prize of CHF 40'000 was also awarded to ‘Inka Moss’ from Peru. The company is improving livelihoods by training residents, mainly women, to harvest the white moss grown only in the Peruvian Andes.
The organisations will use the Prize funds to help scale up their projects, making them viable business initiatives.
The CSV Prize – created seven years ago – supports innovative social enterprises, commercial enterprises, and non-profit entities, creating shared value in any country around the world. It aims to address challenges in nutrition, water or rural development. This year’s Prize received over 1000 entries from 106 countries worldwide, and six finalists were chosen to take part in an Ashoka-led bootcamp in Brasilia, and to pitch their initiatives front of a live audience at the CSV Forum in Brazil.
With thanks to our community of Finalists, Nestle Mentors, Ashoka Fellows, Staff and CSV Prize Alumni members for a fantastic week in Brasilia!