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Promoting the production of body lotion that can prevent the spread of corona virus through skin contact

We can eradicate COVID-19 by promoting the production of body lotions that can prevent the spread of the virus through skin contact.

Photo of Lughano Mwenitete
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What is the need are you focusing on?

Resistance of people to follow available measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It has been noted that most of the people are failing to wash their hands as it is stated world wide or use sanitizer just because of their beliefs and misunderstanding.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed
  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

Sanitizer points, this will address the issue of hand washing. giving people a free point for hand washing is a recognized service for the product. Keeping people safe from the virus I the kind impact it will create.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

It will bring a great change more especially in terms of the rate of the affected people. Every Community is going to benefit since people are already used to taking body lotions after taking a bath. This make of body lotions will have a long time for its impact on the skin of the body. This solution will affect 100% of people once other body lotions are put on hold to be sold. Three months will be the timeline for its impact.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Vision for Change Organization

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

It is an organization centred on bring innovations to the society. Global needs for the safety of every individual.

What is your profession?

Scientist (Renewable Energy Technologies)

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Western Africa

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Non-Profit/Philanthropy

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 1-2 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Nonprofit/NGO

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Since we are a non profit organization we really need support in terms of funds to activate our innovations.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Transportation for distribution and storage


Join the conversation:

Photo of Satyen Aghor

Lughano Mwenitete I really like your idea. The best part is if this lotion gets developed it can be used easily and by everyone. All the best!

Photo of Lughano Mwenitete

Hello Satyen.

Thank you for your comment. Thus where my idea is centred. Especially when we think of prostitutes almost everyday they meet with different people and this is the effective prevention measure to them. Masks and gloves or use of hand wash hold 25% of the prevention measure among people. So this idea will be easily used and by everyone indeed.