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OUR Purpose

S H E creates sustainable education and employment opportunities for girls and women around the world. Because we believe that all girls and women deserve to do more than survive, they deserve to flourish.

Our holistic approach

Our work focuses on the three main barriers that prevent girls and women from flourishing long-term:

1. limited access to education, 2. lack of formal employment for women, and 3. climate change.

 

With our holistic approach to empowerment, we're building a circular and self-sustained model that is better for girls, women, and the planet. 

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Girls' Education

We increase access to high quality, well-rounded education that builds girls' self-reliance

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Women's employment

We create safe, reliable, and dignified jobs for women from low-income and low-education backgrounds

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Sustainability

We make sustainable products that are better for girls, women, and the planet. We're best known for our S H E uniforms that grow and our reusable menstrual pads.

Our 2021 Impact

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1,500 girls sponsored through school
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31 women employed in Togo, Africa and Idaho, USA
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21 towns and villages served in Togo
1 new women's cooperative launched - creating 8 rural jobs for women
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95% of our students passed their grade level
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5,000 reusable menstrual pads made from recycled fabric
where we work

Togo, Africa

The S H E program started in the small town of Notse, Togo. Togo is a beautiful country known for its rich cultural history and entrepreneurial women. However, Togo is also one of the lowest ranking countries in the world for gender equality and human development. 

The average education level for girls in rural Togo is just 2 - 3 years, with only 33% of girls advancing to junior high school. 

With roughly 69% of rural Togo living on less than $1.90 per day, poverty remains the largest barrier to education. This disproportionately impacts girls at a rate of almost double their male peers. 

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