Fellowship Alumna Provides Quality Eyewear to Africans
We are very excited about continued opportunities to give back to low-income communities. Last year alone we were able to go out to low-income communities and hard-to-reach areas in different parts of Uganda and distributed hundreds of sets of Wazi frames to people who would otherwise not be able to access eyeglasses.”Brenda Katwesigye, 2016 Fellowship Alumna, Uganda
2016 Fellowship Alumna Brenda Katwesigye is co-founder of Wazi Vision, a Uganda-based eyewear brand established to provide quality and affordable eyewear to Africans. Prior to starting Wazi Vision, she left a career in management consulting and risk advisory.
The brand is working with insurance companies, corporate organizations, optometrists, and ophthalmologists to increase visibility. Additionally, the organization is committed to giving back to low-income communities and have distributed hundreds of frames to people who would not otherwise be able to access eyeglasses.
Learn more about Brenda’s career and leadership in this article from Face2Face Africa.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX. The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Government.