Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada, recently announced $100,000 grants to 51 innovators in 18 low and middle income countries worldwide.
SHE with our COO, Rwanda, Julian Kayibanda as Principal Investigator, has been awarded $100,000 to our pursue bold, creative idea to tackle the problem of lack of access to menstrual pads with our social enterprise model!
SHE has the potential to receive $1 million for an additional Grand Challenges Canada scale-up funding of $1 million. The timing of this investment, along with the affirmation from Grand Challenges Canada in our business model, could not have been better as we move forward with our industrial-scale pilot of mass producing 300,000 SHE LaunchPads for 3,000 Rwandan schoolgirls at 10 Eastern district schools.
We are honored to receive this grant and receive further affirmation of our approach to tackling poverty and health at a global scale. Thanks to Grand Challenges Canada for their dedication toward supporting bold ideas with significant impact in global health.
Check out our grantee page to learn more about the award.