Branice is a community health extension worker in Kenya and the founder of the Uwezo women Project, which is a group of teenage mothers and victims of Gender-based Violence who came together to create liquid soap and hand sanitizer as well as affordable reusable pads. Branice has employed 30 women and is also supported by volunteers to create and sell soap and other hygiene products. Her all-female staff are given the means to become financially independent, while improving access to hygiene in their communities. Branice's goal is to support these communities and empower women. This project has diversified the source of income and reduced the existing economic and health challenges faced by communities in Kenya Especially after the effects of Covid19.
This project will provide access to basic hygiene which will help children and women avoid health issues and thrive. It will also improve menstrual hygiene management.