This is a review of the new 2019 “Breaking Barriers” report about challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the southern and eastern regions of Africa. While its main focus is on technological entrepreneurship in those regions, it also has a good deal to say of interest to female menstrual health entrepreneurs and leaders anywhere.
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.
This first installment of the “IMHER Asks” series provides an introduction to the work of Kasole Secrets and Hedhi Salama, based in Tanzania. In this video, founder and CEO Hyasintha Ntuyeko briefly discusses her brand of disposable menstrual pads (Glory Pads), why she began working on the issue of menstrual hygiene in Tanzania in 2010, and what has been meaningful to her in doing this work.
In addition to building her own menstrual health-oriented business (Mimi Women, based in South Africa), Ramona Kasavan wants to help other entrepreneurs establish their own companies. In an informal video blog (“vlog”) entry, Ramona provides an overview of how to develop a business plan, while also showing how the power of video can be used to share ideas directly between menstrual health innovators.