An advocate for equality, Balbina Gulam is passionate about fair pay, healthy working conditions and making sure women are treated with dignity. Balbina has grown to become a proud tech-champion and an inspiring icon to the young women of her community.
Balbina is the founder of Huduma Smart, an enterprise that trains domestic workers and provides a job market for them via their website, where employers can recruit workers of their choice according to the qualifications given by employers and acceptability of a worker. They also provide health insurance and contracts to workers, among other necessities to make their jobs respectable.
Her dream is to have Huduma Smart reach thousands of domestic workers from rural regions all around Tanzania, enhance the quality of their services and develop their professional skills through various programs. Her vision is unwavering in wanting to eliminate domestic work violence by improving domestic worker labour laws and to make domestic work recognized nationally and worldwide as a decent job that can lead to economic growth.
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After months of research on the African continent, the Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for the 2019 edition. The winner will be crowned at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum October 22 in Johannesburg, South Africa.