18-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Launches Hand Sanitizer Company
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18-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Launches Hand Sanitizer Company

Eighteen-year-old Kehlin “King” Farooq II had one wish for his birthday — to supply the masses with hand sanitizer. The aspiring engineer is the founder and creator of GermAtize, a hand sanitizer company located in Houston, TX.

Farooq’s idea to create a hand sanitizer came about in 2019 after his mother, a pharmacist, began to have early conversations with her colleagues about the coronavirus. Not even a full calendar year later, COVID-19 has made its way to the United States, leading stores to quickly sell out of much-needed necessities, including hand sanitizer.

Observing the lack of hand sanitizer, Farooq approached his dad and explained his idea of developing his own hand sanitizer product. His father reached out to a friend who owns a laboratory, and the rest is history. GermAtize is now a reality.

According to its website, GermAtize is a hand sanitizer and soap that kills 99.9 percent of germs in 30 seconds or less.

Check out how Farooq’s father took to his Twitter to spread the word and tell the world of his son’s one and only birthday wish below.

We applaud Kehlin “King” Farooq II for his innovation and compassion.

Click here to get your own bottle of GermAtize.