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Hi SHE Trailblazers,

We have launched our new website that also features our new brand identity for SHE and our SHE28 campaign!

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We also switched from Blogger to Wordpress so follow our new blog

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Hump Day Inspiration: Feisty Quotes that Inspire SHE

The entire SHE team at our Ngoma production site, January 2014.
Everybody needs inspiration every once and while and that includes us! The SHE Global Team gets a boost each week with a feisty, kick-butt quote that keeps us going at full speed ahead. 

CeCe Camacho, SHE COO, Global, is our quote curator and she always seems to know the right quote for each week. 

Check out our selection of quotes if you need a feisty boost of inspiration for every hump day (Wednesday) of the week!

“Being tough doesn’t mean being nasty, difficult, or unreasonable. It means being tenacious and refusing to give in or give up.”

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." 
–Albert Einstein

“When someone tells me 'no,' it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”
-Karen E. Quinones Miller

"Nothing will work unless you do."
-Maya Angelou

"Never, never, never give up."
-Winston Churchill

Happy National Inventors' Day!

You don't have to celebrate only Valentine's Day this week, because today is National Inventor's Day!

While the most famous of inventors and makers in history is Thomas Edison, there are thousands of unknown inventors and makers that are improving lives, health and incomes. Did you know who invented the toilet? Believe it or not, it's not Thomas Crapper, but Sir John Harington. 

In honor of the day, let's share the love with the maker types among us and spread the word about our patent-pending innovation of transforming banana fiber into fluff! 


A few more additions to the SHE holiday office party

Earlier this year, we set up shop for our large-scale production in the Ngoma district. In the past few months, we have built out our factory, added electricity and water, installed our machinery, and have successfully produced fluff! These are huge wins!

Now, we are on our way to making pads, and we have built a great team at our Ngoma production site. Without further ado, meet our latest SHE Trailblazers that are part of Team SHE!

Scroll below to learn more about Nadine, Gaudence, Sandrine, Marie Louise Umulisa, Ernestine, Marie Louise Murereyimana, Christine, and Sam!

Nadine (first photo): My name is Nadine and I am passionate about learning new things. Before joining SHE, I was working as an accountant at Anglican church. What I like about SHE's work is that I making products with my hands. I want to pursue my studies in technology because with technology things always change. I also like fashion. In my free time, I like to sing, follow fashion trends and watch movies.

Gaudence (at left in second photo): My name is Gaudence but everyone calls me Mimi. I studied literature and linguistics at secondary school. Prior to joining SHE, I was working as a matron in at a boarding school in Matimba. I am glad that I am learning how to make pads, since it's a very useful product that I can't live without each month. I like that SHE is making pads at an affordable price. In my free time, I like to pray, help my parents with house work, and to sing in a choir. My dream is to have a happy family and be able to provide all things that my children need.

Sandrine (at right in second photo): My name is Sandrine. I am married with 3 children - I have 1 boy and 2 girls. At school, I studied electricity. I am very excited to be a SHE employee because I want to pursue my career in the technical field.

When I heard about SHE and its work, I thought it would be a nice place for me to work for as a woman. Usually no one talks about menstruation in public and I like that SHE is trying to change things. My dream is to continue my studies in a technical field. This is my first time working in a factory and I am proud of that because I was once told that women could never work in a factory. I'm glad that SHE has now made that possible.

Marie Louise U (third photo with banana fiber): I am married and have two children, a daughter and a son. Prior to joining SHE, I had a small shop selling food. I am a local leader in charge of development in my village. Since joining SHE, my life has changed. I have made new friends among my colleagues and decided to return to school to learn English.

When I tell my friends that I work at the factory that makes pads, they are impressed and this makes me feel proud. My dream is to pursue my studies in community development and launch an organization that assists people like SHE.

Ernestine (fourth photo): Before working with SHE, I was working with Tigo as a money transfer agent. I like being a part of SHE because it deals with menstruation and help people to have access to pads. I also enjoy that I am learning new things on the job.

In my free time, I like hanging out with friends, and singing in a choir. My dream is to pursue my studies in sociology and become an entrepreneur.

Christine (fifth photo): I studied Information and Technology at secondary school and worked as a salesperson for a fertilizer company. SHE has given me the opportunity to learn new things and also help my community.

Many people still lack access to the right information about menstruation so it's important that SHE continue to take the lead and inform people. 
In the future, I would like to build a nice house for my parents and pursue my studies. 

Marie Louise M. (sixth photo wearing a mask): I am married and have one son. What I liked about SHE is that it employs women to work in a factory. It is unusual for women to be working in a factory since many bosses fear that when a woman become pregnant, she will not work as hard as a man.

I also serve as a community health worker in my village. I have realized that menstruation itself is not a problem; the problem is that girls and women do not know how to manage it. 

Ever since I was young, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. Although I am not one, I am happy to be working in the health sector. Today I dream of working hard to be able to support my family and to have a happy life.

Samuel (last photo): At secondary school, I studied car mechanics. Before joining SHE, I worked in a hair salon that I also own. I like my job at SHE because it fits with my career goals. I am learning new things and also enjoy my colleagues.