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Amina Umuhoza is an entrepreneur, menstruation activist and champion of adolescents sexual and reproductive health in Rwanda. She is the CEO of of SAYE company ltd – a social enterprise that designs creative tools to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents.

Together with My Period is Awesome, SAYE has opened the Kigali Menstruation Station – a safe space for adolescents to learn more about sexual and reproductive health without stigma. 

At SAYE, Amina leads a range of entrepreneurial endeavours. One being an economic part of their business that focuses on turning trash into decors. The locally made home decoration items are produced by teen mums and youth and sold in SAYE’s home decor shop.

Amina has been recognized for her work and leadership in various ways. She is the member of the MasterCard Foundation Youth Advisory group and was a youth advisory board member at DOT Rwanda. She has been recognized among top 10 outstanding alumni of the US embassy exchange program. Amina was recognized among the top 40 Education Innovators in Africa by the African Union. She was also selected among the top 18 East African social entrepreneurs to join the Change Maker Exchange Program in 2019. And this is to only name a few… 

Amina is passionate about creating safe spaces for young people to learn and grow, and about protecting the environment. She is TRULY an entrepreneur, and we speak about her journey to where she is today, which wasn’t so straightforward.

In this episode, Amina Umuhoza shares her best advice about goal-setting and entrepreneurship. She also gives insights into the situation for teenage girls and young women in Rwanda.

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