Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)



SHE was founded in 2008 to address girls’ and women’s lack of access to affordable menstrual pads, a phenomenon that causes significant costs to their health, education, productivity, and dignity.  With its first initiative, SHE28, SHE will stem these costs by developing a franchise model to manufacture and distribute affordable, eco-friendly menstrual pads for girls and women by sourcing local, inexpensive raw materials (e.g., banana fibers) and leveraging existing networks.  Coupling these new businesses with public health and hygiene education and advocacy will have a significant and sustainable social and economic impact on these communities.

Website address:

Physical Address:  Kigali-Rwanda/ Kimironko

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box: 2183

Directions to find Country Office: KG 5 Avenue, House No 2 – Kacyiru (Opposite Ubumwe House)

Began work in Rwanda in year:  2010

Organization Leadership:

Country Director - John Uwayezu

E-mail :
Cell Phone: (+250) 783731865

Areas of Operation:

SHE Operates in the Eastern Province and in Ngoma District. They main areas of operations are:

  • Advocacy
  • Teacher Training
  • Girls Education