- Year Selected: 2012
- Age at selection: 18
- Venture: Guardian Angels Company
- Country: Botswana
- Sector: Consumer Products
Naledi Mosweu knows what ‘Hope’ smells like. It is one of her top-selling solid perfumes, made from almond and other organic oils. Naledi and her four-woman team have been perfumers since 2010, making organic and alcohol-free solid scents for women and men.
Naledi and her team at Guardian Angels Company have been producing and selling these solid scents since 2010. Guardian Angels Company’s alcohol-free perfumes are particularly helpful for albinos and asthmatic individuals who are sensitive to alcohol-based perfumes. Free of synthetic chemicals and aerosols, the perfumes do not emit chlouroflurocarbons (CFCs) that damage the ozone layer. These solid perfumes are made from bees wax, almond oil, petroleum jelly, and essential perfume oils. Their products also function as all-natural, organic skin moisturizers.
Naledi’s company has received its fair share of international and local acclaim. Last year, Guardian Angels Company represented Botswana and took 2nd place at the International Junior Achievement Competition in Accra, Ghana. This past June, Naledi and her team were honored by the former president of Botswana Festus Mogae at a youth dinner. To Naledi and her team, ‘Hope’ smells like success.