Take control of your family's wellness
Grounded is both a women- and family-run business. Megan Root started Grounded in 2016 after a long personal wellness journey covering yoga, ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine. During this process, she identified a critical influencer of human wellness for which no solutions existed in East Africa -- cleaning products. Conventional cleaning solutions cause indoor air pollution, health complications, and environmental degradation. Safe alternatives to these products were either too expensive or not available locally. With her relevant experience in electronics manufacturing in China and years of entrepreneurial experience in East Africa, Megan decided to develop a line of products herself, using Kenyan ingredients.
Buy Kenya, Build Kenya
In 2019, Megan grew the team in order to further build the business and increase production. This included bringing her sister Alison on board as General Manager, as well as University of Nairobi graduate Ivy Sakwa as Production Manager. Alison has a 10-year background in agriculture, global health, and government affairs with a focus in East and Southern Africa. Ivy studied Chemical Engineering and brings her technical knowledge and research experience. Along with this strong leadership team, Grounded has the expertise of a cohort of engineers and a team of local sales and administration staff. In early 2020, Grounded opened a facility in Kikuyu to expand production capacity 10 fold.
Grounded is powered by a team of superstars
“The team understands the dream and understands where we’re going.” - Ivy Sakwa, Production Manager
“According to my view, the vision of Grounded is making the world a better place to live. So it takes care of your tomorrow. Whenever you use a Grounded product, just know that your tomorrow is already taken care of.” - Peris Muthoni, Production Assistant
“We want to bring people into the nontoxic world so that they can see the benefits. If you use [Grounded] then you go back to conventional products, you’re going to note a huge difference -- and you’re not going to like it. Once you come here, there’s no going back!” - Joe Mukui, Quality Lead