Workplace safety has become an increasing and prominent issue in recent years, every day workers are exposed to all kinds of risks and acts of violence. In the U.S. alone it is estimated that 7,000 employees experience an emergency at work and unfortunately some of those cases results in a loss of life.
Kwema sees workers safety as a priority and we are committed to keep your people safe. Our wearable products have security systems, which allow people to ask for help simply and discreetly in just 3 seconds.
At the end of 2015, a young woman who was a close friend of Kwema's Co-Founder, was abducted in broad daylight while she was on her way home from the airport in Bolivia. The news of her disappearance became viral in less than 36 hours, so the kidnappers left her lying on the street while she was still semiconscious. Seeking to make a difference in crimes and safety issues such as this, Kwema was founded.
Our devices were originally designed to prevent Gender Based Violence. However, we realized that there is a bigger need and others who could also benefit from our products and that's why Kwema is bringing safety to everyone around the world.
Kwema is a Swahili word, an African language, which translates to "I'm safe, I'm fine, I’m in a good place" It’s a clear and good way to explain what we provide. We’re allowing people to say, ‘I’m good.’ And also, for people to ask, “Is everything okay?’ Kwema is run by a small, but dedicated team!