Nepali entrepreneur turns trash into cash.....
Season 5, episode 7 of “ZENPod”, featuring Ms. Aayushi KC, A Social Entrepreneur and Founder, CEO of Khaalisisi , ️ A socially inclusive waste management platform dedicated to transform Nepal’s waste dumping sector to Waste Management sector.
Aayushi is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree in Asia, & Asia 21 Young Leader in 2019. Khaalisisi has been recognized by Google as Google Business story in 2017.
“Spirituality is about being grateful and not taking things for granted. I try to replicate that in everything that I do. Working Hard and not taking things for granted” says Aayushi in her conversation with Venki Mahadevan.
Aayushi KC is the Founder, CEO of Khaalisisi Management Pvt. Ltd., a waste management platform that currently connects waste workers, in an industry with more than 13,000 waste workers, to waste sellers.
Aayushi’s goal is not just to create a company, but a waste management industry in Nepal.Khalisisi is a social enterprise disrupting the recycling industry in Nepal through connecting waste entrepreneurs with the public on an innovative digital platform. Khaalisisi works to digitally empower the informal waste workers/stakeholders to increase the diversion of recyclable materials away from landfills. Aayushi works to raise public awareness of recycling in Nepal and ultimately hopes to create a waste management industry in the country. The 200 plus waste entrepreneurs involved with khaalisisi have been able to earn 35% more income and also found a respectful space for themselves in this industry. Aayushi KC is looking to change the world by working towards a zero-waste goal in Nepal. The former USAID worker-turned-social entrepreneur founded Khaalisisi Management Pvt. Ltd. (Khaalisisi.com), which currently connects more than 13,000 recyclable waste-buyers to waste-sellers, helping to substantially increase the diversion of recyclable materials away from landfills. She is also active in trying to change public opinion when it comes to the importance of recycling and the waste-collectors who facilitate it.
“ZENPod” is a Podcast series that features trailblazers from different walks of life, with a purpose to build an empowered eco-system where learnings and experiences from these enlightened professionals, will be available within “arms reach of desire” for those who aspire to scale higher and wish to contribute, in their life’s pursuit.