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Female Health & Hygiene Accelerator announced on Menstrual Hygiene Day

The theme of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024 is: Together for a #PeriodFriendlyWorld.

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Over 500 million women and girls worldwide struggle to access resources for menstrual health and hygiene. The need for innovative, inclusive female hygiene solutions is critical. To address this challenge, Siemens Stiftung is partnering with Cewas and Seecon Impact to launch the first Female Health & Hygiene Accelerator for Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana.

About the Call

This initiative will support 8 to 10 high-potential enterprises along the female hygiene and menstrual health value chain, aiming to help them become investment-ready and transform their solutions into profitable and scalable business models.

These solutions cover many sub-categories such as menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, fertility, and birth. The impact on the education, health, and safety of girls and women is well understood.

The Accelerator is implemented by Cewas and Seecon Impact with the local support of OPERO Services, MDF and the Water and Sanitation Entrepreneurs Association Uganda (WASEU) and Irise as local implementing partners in Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, respectively, and it is further funded by Knorr-Bremse Global Care, the Waterloo Foundation and The Case for Her.

The registration will open on June 3 and close on July 1.

Selected enterprises will receive:

  1. Online and in-person technical assistance to improve business models, internal organisational structures, governance, and SDG-related impact management with sector-leading experts and trainers. 
  2. The opportunity to apply for a €10,000 catalytic micro grant to bolster their capacity to scale. 
  3. The chance to connect with peers and investors, unlock impact capital, and receive facilitation support and technical backstopping during the process. 
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Lead Water & Hygiene
Christine Meinhardt