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Nigeria’s Chioma Ukonu comes in Second Place at the 2017 #ChivasVenture!



YAY!! Nigeria’s Chioma Ukonu of Recycle Points came second in the 2017 edition of Chivas – The Venture! Don’t tell us to keep calm!

She won the Nigerian edition in November 2016 and was among the 30 finalists from 30 countries that made it to the Grand Finale in Los Angeles.

The 30 became 10 and Chioma was there, they were then reduced to 5, but Chioma never left. The 5 pitched to the judges including star actress Halle Berry.

Recycle Points was awarded the sum of $200,000.

Through Recycle Point she is enabling individuals, particularly from low-income households, to create value from their everyday waste.

And the runner up with 250k is our very own @chiomsyukonu of @recyclepoints. We are soooooo proud of you #ChivasVenture

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In first place, winning $400k is Siam Organic‘s Peetachai Dejkraisak who is from Thailand and is working with small-scale farmers to grow Jasberry rice, a new variety of non-GMO (genetically modified) whole grain rice that is extremely high in antioxidants – three times higher than blueberries.

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  1. Dame

    July 14, 2017 at 8:23 am

    wow so glad i voted…so glad she won. There are a lot of positive things happening in Nigeria, everyday youths thinking outside the box. congrats chioma


    July 14, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Bravo! That was amazing. more grease to your elbow as you fly higher in your enterprise.

  3. aduke

    July 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Congrats to her. so much motivation for me this morning, it tells one can achieve whatever we set our eyes on no matter what. I pray for greater things to come to your life.

  4. The Real Oma

    July 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Oh wow, this makes me so happy i could cry.
    Well done Chioma! This is just the beginning of winnings for you!

  5. Anonymous

    July 14, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thumbs up Chioma

  6. MCbrytest

    July 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Great stuff!…. Great stuff!!…… congratulations. Keep going up girl.

  7. Dayo

    July 14, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Weldone. That is a great leap

  8. When Jesus says yes

    July 14, 2017 at 10:26 pm


  9. Sunday

    July 14, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    This is incredible and awesome. Nigeria’s got talent. Thanks to TEF.

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