2021 Enterprise Cohort
Say Hello To Our 2021 Enterprise Cohort!
Days for Girls Enterprises are locally-led businesses that bring home-sewn kits, menstrual health education and income-generating opportunities to their communities. Each year, a new global cohort of inspiring leaders graduate from our Social Entrepreneurship Program – and go on to establish thriving DfG Enterprises around the world.
Please join us in welcoming this year’s cohort of Gold Certified Social Entrepreneurs to the Days for Girls family!
Gono Paul & Louan Marina
Entreprise Jeune Espoir Afrique
Logouale, Cote d’Ivoire
Married couple Gono Paul and Louan Marina run the Jeune Espoir Afrique (JEA) Rehabilitation and Professional Development Centre. The Centre tackles youth unemployment, poverty, marginalization and delinquency by housing young adults in the Centre and providing three-year training programs in various areas including sewing and building trades.
Red-X DfG Enterprise
Jaco, Costa Rica
Tania, is a Colombian journalist who’s passionate about human rights activism and getting down to the root of issues. She is a proud ambassador of One Young World (OYW), where she has contact to the largest youth social entrepreneur network in the world. Through OYW, she led a youth education program in Honduras, helping locals start their own small businesses with Nuevo Destino. She has an incessant drive to break down taboos in an extremely machista society and is driven to make an impact.
She is the co-founder of RED-X, a network that promotes self-awareness through education focusing on conscious menstruation, responsible sexuality and healthy relationships.
Red-X DfG Enterprise
Jaco, Costa Rica
Catherine is Canadian Venezuelan but grew up in Africa and Asia, where she was always fascinated by how different cultural norms can excel or limit growth. She has had experience working in various development organizations such as the World Food Program and CARE Indonesia. When she moved to Peru to be a program coordinator with Students for International Development, she witnessed the lack of care and education regarding the female body which compelled her to push to create a positive change in these girl’s lives.
Soafeno Madagascar DfG Enterprise
Dr. Narindra Aina RAHAJASON was born and raised in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She holds a medical degree from the Medical University of Ankatso since 2016. She is a doctor who believes that good health brings happiness. Dr. Narindra Aina loves spending time with her family, helping others, cooking, and traveling.
She is convinced that providing the right education to children in all of their life will change their way of thinking and will help them to act as expected to reach their full potential.
Beth-Arbel DFG Enterprise
Amarah Grace Joseph is a community development practitioner and an SDG advocate. She has over 5 years experience empowering and mentoring vulnerable adolescent girls and young women with menstrual and sexual reproductive health information and services in rural communities and urban slums in Nigeria.
The Olmalaika Trust DfG Enterprise
Martha Charles is a youth advocate and Livelihood Program Manager at Kindara for Youth Evolution, where she teaches entrepreneurship, business planning skills and menstrual health management to young people.
Turkana Development Initiative
Napusimoru, Turkana, Kenya
Selina Natome is from Napusimoru, Kenya. Having worked at Community Christian Church as a preacher for a period of 14 years she feels blessed to be working partnering with the Days for Girls and the Anaheim CA Team. She is proud to be among the Days for Girls family.
African Angels Cares
Chintsa East, South Africa
Lou Billett is a social activist in Chintsa, South Africa, focusing on access to quality education and connectivity, creating sustainable social enterprises and partnerships to improve the lives of others.