Ripples of Impact Docuseries: Prince Baffour Agyei
Mastercard Foundation Scholars are giving back to their communities and exercising leadership and agency across the African continent. Ripples of Impact is an inspiring 12-part docuseries showing how Scholars are using their knowledge, resources, and lived experiences to solve challenges, fill gaps, and drive meaningful change in their communities.
Prince Baffour Agyei is the founder and CEO of MorePlex Company Limited, a social venture that produces inexpensive cosmetics and sanitary products. The company trains under-skilled, economically disadvantaged women to produce soap and cosmetics using locally sourced, organic ingredients which are packaged, marketed, and sold by a team of local youth, providing a steady source of income for both groups.
Prince discovered his entrepreneurial talent while a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including: “Best Chemical Engineering Entrepreneur” by the Department of Chemical Engineering; “Most Impact Community Project by a Mastercard Foundation Scholar”; “Most Popular Brand” by the SNV GrEEn Project, and “Best Startup in WASH” as part of the 2021 Business Plan competition.
Prince uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. He is currently a YALI fellow, Generation Africa Fellow, and an alum of the UNICEF Startup lab and MEST Express Accelerator. He is seen as a champion for rural hand hygiene and sat on a panel discussion by UNICEF Ghana and Ghana Enterprise Agency on rural handwashing. He also co-founded Cocoa Potash Ltd, an early-stage social venture utilizing cocoa husk to produce 95 percent pure organic potash and other commercially viable products from cocoa husk using a clean, eco-friendly production technology.
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