IMHER ASKS…How to Overcome Challenges as an Entrepreneur

Part 2 of a video series featuring menstrual hygiene entrepreneur, Hyasintha Ntuyeko


Written by Sophie Basescu (IMHER Research Assistant)
Edited by Aika Riguera (IMHER Research Assistant)
Video Produced by Sarah Memon (IMHER Production Assistant)

In this second video of IMHER’s multi-part series about menstrual hygiene entrepreneurship, Hyacintha Ntuyeko addresses her biggest challenges as an entrepreneur working on menstrual hygiene products and related issues in Tanzania.  

Acknowledging that entrepreneurship is a process characterized by many ups and downs along the path to success, Ms. Ntuyeko speaks about her personal experience breaking down the stigma surrounding MHM language, and how she had to get creative in order to introduce Glory Pads to the market as a young entrepreneur.  She discusses her strategies for breaking into the MH product market and how she managed to continue making progress in the face of challenges and rejections.


ABOUT HYACINTHA NTUYEKO

Hyacintha Ntuyeko has been working on menstrual hygiene entrepreneurship in Tanzania for nearly a decade.  She is the founder and CEO of Kasole Secrets (the producer of Glory Pads disposable sanitary pads) and Hedhi Salama, which implements puberty education programs using 10% of the proceeds from pad sales (for more background on Ms. Ntuyeko and her work, see the first video from this series).


ABOUT THE “IMHER ASKS” VIDEO SERIES:

Part inspiration, part “how to,” and part scalable mentorship across borders, this series of videos produced by Dartmouth College students is designed to understand the challenges, successes, and solutions experienced by different female-focused entrepreneurs around the world, as informed by their own experiences in the field and as told in their own voices.


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