2010  Finalist

AYZH

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India

AYZH (pronounced ‘eyes’) is a new venture taking a for-profit approach to developing, commercializing, and scaling low-cost, high quality products that rural women want and need to help improve their standard of living. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Zubaida Bai, the first product AYZH is bringing to market is called JANMA focused on women’s health. JANMA is an inexpensive ($2) clean birth kit addressing the global issue of maternal and child infection and mortality due to unclean birth environments. JANMA is sourced and assembled in India by rural women, creating economic opportunity in the communities we serve. We distribute JANMA through an established network of local pharmacies, clinics, and women-focused nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations.