Profits of the campaign will be used to cross-finance Malaria prevention in Uganda
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Social enterprise Uganics launches crowdfunding campaign to cross-finance Malaria prevention in Uganda
Target of the campaign is to cross-finance 50,000 bars of mosquito-repellent soap for poor communities
Malaria is one of the biggest global health challenges: a child under five dies because of Malaria every two minutes
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Ugandan social enterprise Uganics is launching a crowdfunding campaign on their website and introducing new natural skincare and wellness products to the market. Starting on November 10th, Uganics aims to raise enough funds from backers worldwide to be able to cross-finance 50,000 mosquito-repellent soaps to vulnerable and underprivileged Ugandan communities. According to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, malaria is a leading cause of mortality in Uganda, with children under the age of five being affected the most.
Joan Nalubega – the founder of Uganics – has herself struggled with Malaria during her childhood. She is passionate about beating Malaria and discovered that by adding citronella to soap, people can be protected from mosquito bites for hours. The effectiveness of the soap has been confirmed by the Tropical Institute of the University of Mannheim in Germany. Joan Nalubega, while representing Uganics, has just been named one of the Top 10 Finalists of Africa’s Business Heroes – a competition organized by the Jack Ma Foundation which recognizes impactful and innovative entrepreneurs in Africa. The global pharmaceutical and consumer goods brand Johnson & Johnson has been supporting Uganics with their expertise as well as a grant to increase production facilities as part of their accelerator program.
Uganics soaps are effective in multiple ways: By using the soap when showering in the early evening, users are protected for up to six hours from mosquito bites – i.e. from the time the mosquitoes become active to the time a person typically lies under their mosquito net . The residual wash water can be poured into mosquito breeding areas to inhibit their reproduction. Additionally, Uganics organizes local awareness and prevention outreach programs to ensure that the communities better understand the dangers and infection risks of Malaria.
About Uganics: Uganics is an award winning social enterprise utilizing everyday products to create impact straight at the core of the problem. We produce an organic long-lasting mosquito repellent soap that especially helps mothers in rural communities with children below the age of five to prevent malaria from mosquito bites. In addition to our products, we facilitate awareness campaigns and work with local hospitals to teach young mothers how to prevent Malaria. (merged with the impact) The social enterprise was founded by Joan Nalubega who has herself suffered from Malaria during her childhood. She has just been named one of the Top 10 Finalists of Africa’s Business Heroes – a competition organized by the Jack Ma Foundation which recognizes impactful and innovative entrepreneurs in Africa. The Uganda based company has also been supported by the global pharmaceutical and consumer goods company "Johnson & Johnson" with their expertise as well as a grant to increase production facilities.