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Messy Bessy

Founded in 2007 by Krie

Philippines

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Messy Bessy Cleaners Inc. manufactures and markets a line of organic household and personal care products. It is a triple-bottom line Company with focus being: People, planet and profit.

 



Challenge

House hold and personal care products often involve usage of toxic substances that affects the health of employees engaged in the production of the same. Secondly, the enterprise focuses on betterment of quality of life of at-risk youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Solution and innovation

Messy Bessy has figured out a way for their for-profit business to be uniquely intertwined with the development program of at-risk young adults. Their earnings sustain the program, their business teams double as mentors and their scholars learn through real work and creative psychosocial intervention. The products manufactured by them are biodegradable, nontoxic and use all-natural ingredients that kill bacteria and doesn’t emit toxic fumes and chemical residues. Usage of economical and earth-friendly ingredients in their products also ensures the safety of their employees.

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Results

Improving lives of at-risk young adults by providing education, on-the-job-training and work ethic enhancement. Their solution builds self-esteem and provides skill enhancement for the disadvantaged. They have set up the “HOUSE Foundation” that focuses on educating youth to produce skilled and confident college graduates. 60% of Messy Bessy workers are at-risk young adults. 100% of tuition fee of at-risk young adults are paid for through their work. 50% of Messy Bessy’s operating expenses go to the Rehabilitation program.

 

 

 

Stories of second chances fuel growth of Messy Bessy

Messy Bessy’s line of products use natural, biodegradable and nontoxic products that kill bacteria but do not cause side effects linked to harmful chemicals.

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