Grâce-Françoise Nibizi is a nurse by profession, but also has a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Economic Administration and many years of working experience in international humanitarian and development organizations including UNIFEM, UNDP, UNHCR, CRS and the European Union. She founded SaCoDé in 2010 to empower underprivileged women and her first project started in her garage where she taught 20 underprivileged single mothers skills for working in the hospitality industry. The Agateka project makes reusable and washable menstrual pads and provides them to school girls free of charge. SaCoDé is the only organisation in Burundi that makes reusable and washable menstrual pads, and the only organisation in Africa that makes them wearable with or without underwear.
Date: 27 March 2018