#LLABlog – Meet Brenda Katwesigye, a Ugandan Tech Innovator Providing Access To Quality Eye Care

 

Brenda Katwesigye is the co-founder and CEO of Wazi Vision Limited, a company incorporated in Uganda that designs and manufactures eyewear from recycled plastic. 

Wazi Vision, incorporated in Uganda, is a company focused on providing more affordable eye care to everyone. The company designs and provides eyewear at 80% of the cost of other eyeglasses on the market. It has also developed a mobile kit that uses virtual reality (VR) technology to test for eye acuity without the need for an optometrist, enabling all communities to have access to essential eye testing services.

She is passionate about creating sustainable and affordable solutions for critical healthcare challenges and has to-date reached over 6,000 Ugandans – especially children with affordable eye care and her company covers 4 regions in the country. 

Brenda was mentioned in the 2019 New Wealth Creators’ list by Forbes Africa and is an Alumni of Vodafone’s FLANE program, a 2018 Westerwelle Foundation fellow, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and has previously served on the Regional Advisory Board of the Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI) and the Board of the STARTS Prize of the Ars Electronica.

Brenda is at the forefront of delivering innovative solutions to challenges in her community and we are inspired by her works. 

 

This article was culled from Lionesses of Africa

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