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WHO WE ARE

Wazi Vision, incorporated in Uganda is a company focused on providing more affordable eye care to everyone. According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired; 90% of whom live in low income families. Of these, 43% have uncorrected refractive errors. In Uganda alone, over 1.2 million people are visually impaired, yet the cost of corrective lenses and eye testing services is still high. Wazi Vision therefore focuses on providing an alternative to existing eye care solutions. We design and provide eye wear at 80% of the cost of other eye glasses on the market. We have also developed a mobile kit that uses virtual reality technology to test for eye acuity without the need for an optometrist to enable all communities have access to eye testing services. Over the past years of operation, Wazi has trained women to design eye wear, perform tests in communities and manage logistics for delivery of eye glasses.

OUR VIRTUAL REALITY EYE TESTING TECHNOLOGY

We are at the center of innovation. Wazi, with support from the United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF) and Greentec Capital Partnershave developed a software that uses Virtual Reality technology to test for eye acuity without the need for an optometrist. This kit will help Wazi be able to reach communities that do not have optical centers or need to travel long distances to access basic eye care. The VR gear has been intuitively designed with modules for adults and also for children. It is interactive, easy to use and needs no prior knowledge of optometry. Anyone can use the kit to perform an eye test!

OUR IMPACT

At Wazi, impact within our communities is at the forefront of who we are and what our vision is. We believe that in order to be successful, we need to focus on improving the lives of those around us and empower them to grow. With support from USADF, we were able to organize eye camps, test more than 5,000 children in 2017 in multiple schools across Uganda and provide those in need of eye glasses with affordable eye wear. We have also over the years donated eye wear to children that otherwise cannot afford even the cheaper alternatives we provide. This has been due to support of various people across the globe that have donated money to purchase eye glasses for the children. In addition, every pair of glasses bought contributes 10% to the purchase of a pair of eye glasses for a child in need.

Advisory Board

Our advisory board has been at the core of our progress since inception. It is a team of incredibly selfless people that give their time, valuable advice and share their networks to help Wazi Vision grow.

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Mariéme Jamme

Founder and CEO - Spot One Global Solutions

Nils is the Head of Company Building at Greentec Capital Partners and comes from a background in finance and has more than 10 years’ experience in the finance, support, and development of startups. Mr. Hafa has extensive social impact experience from his role as the location head of the Social Impact Lab in Frankfurt. Nils’ business development experience includes being a XING Ambassador for the Startup community group on XING, a founder at GründerTaxi, and the Frankfurter Gründerfonds operated via ConCap Connective Capital. Mr. Hafa’s training includes specializations in career consulting, business management, and banking. Nils is passionate about social impact and helping entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Nils Hafa

Head of Company Building – Greentec Capital Partners

Nils is the Head of Company Building at Greentec Capital Partners and comes from a background in finance and has more than 10 years’ experience in the finance, support, and development of startups. Mr. Hafa has extensive social impact experience from his role as the location head of the Social Impact Lab in Frankfurt. Nils’ business development experience includes being a XING Ambassador for the Startup community group on XING, a founder at GründerTaxi, and the Frankfurter Gründerfonds operated via ConCap Connective Capital. Mr. Hafa’s training includes specializations in career consulting, business management, and banking. Nils is passionate about social impact and helping entrepreneurs to succeed.

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Lilian Lwantale

Senior Manager, Strategy and Innovation – Deloitte

Lilian is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Uganda’s Strategy and Innovation service line with a combination of advisory and financial audit experience in a number of countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, and Nepal. Lilian’s experience ranges from development of corporate and business unit strategies, business model transformation, market and feasibility studies, stakeholder mapping and development of stakeholder engagement strategies, organizational and financial capacity assessments, planning, forecasting and budgeting for large public sector programs, and business process improvement.