The Power Of Local Leadership

At Days for Girls, we recognize that local leaders are best positioned to drive sustainable, long-lasting change in their communities. Our Social Enterprise Program equips women and men with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to do exactly that! DfG Social Enterprise Leaders are able to serve women, girls and people with periods in their countries while also earning an income. It’s a win-win system that uplifts and transforms communities from the inside out.

How Does it Work?

DfG Social Enterprise Leaders who have completed our Social Enterprise Program establish DfG Enterprises in their community.

Why are Social Enterprises vital to our mission?

This is the best way to create long-term, sustainable change.

  • The Social Enterprise model supports local ownership, ensuring that communities are invested in meeting their own needs.
  • DfG Social Enterprises generate income and jobs to support education, transportation, housing and other resources needed to improve livelihoods and increase community development.
  • Local Social Enterprises ensure the sustainability of our programs, as more women and girls gain access to menstrual health solutions for themselves and their families. 
  • Social Enterprise Leaders become champions and thought leaders in their communities and countries. They work to shatter stigma and limitations, not only through their business and education activities, but also through advocacy at the local and national levels – thus influencing positive change for women and girls in their countries.

Learn how it all comes together

Learn more about our hybrid model that is broken down by Impact Zones and includes both Social Enterprises and volunteer-led solutions.

Impact Zones