The SHEVA Social Enterprise Aims to Change Girls' Lives

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 17, 2015
References: sheva & mashable
SHEVA.com is a social enterprise that aims to change the lives of women in developing countries by providing them with much-needed feminine hygiene packages. SHEVA's web shop offers an array of popular feminine care supplies including tampons, pantyliners, condoms and even pregnancy tests. The enterprise lets shoppers purchase all of their feminine hygiene essentials online with proceeds going to help girls in need.

With every sale, SHEVA donates a month's supply of sanitary pads to girls in developing countries and aims to empower a million girls in Guatemala by 2025 according to its founder Marisabel Ruiz who also states that "girls are the most powerful forces in changing a community".

In addition to being taboo and rarely talked about, menstrual cycles often cause girls in developing countries to miss weeks of school and can result in up to a month of isolation. By making a purchase through SHEVA, women are able to help other girls across the globe in a way that empowers and educates them.