Giving plastic a second life while improving the lives of women and children
Reform Africa locally produces upcycled strong, waterproof bags and accessories that last a lifetime. The enterprise buys plastic bags collected by women and youth, sorts, cleans and fuses them to produce a stronger material for bags and accessories. These bags are sold to tourists, expats, corperate companies and parents.
For every bag, Reform Africa gives a school kid from a rural area in Uganda one bag for free. The enterprise makes its margin from selling bags to tourists at a higher price that its production.
Smart Girls Foundation and Reform Africa have donated over 1000 reusable pads to rural school girls. This prevents them from missing their school during their period.
Because International provided a ten-week intensive mentorship program, Pursuit Incubator, to Reform Africa. They are also partners in products sales through Grow Five.
The SEED Low Carbon Awards 2021 in Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and Uganda are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).