Deadline: July 1, 2024

Are you a growing enterprise making a splash in the female health and hygiene space with a sound business model and track record, as well as first sales under your belt, and actively working in any of the target countries Kenya, Uganda and/or Ghana? Join this capacity building, networking, and financing opportunities to elevate your business to new heights. Apply for the Female Health & Hygiene Accelerator 2024.

The Accelerator, the first of its kind, is tailored to meet the needs of sustainable, women-focused impact businesses. It combines proven acceleration approaches with innovative formats to develop feasible financing strategies, increase client bases, deliver impactful value propositions, and successfully raise investments to scale operations. They support your growth journey with investment readiness assistance, technical support, matchmaking, and networking across the continent.


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Categories

  • Women-focused hygiene products Reusable pads
    • Biodegradable single-use pads
    • Period products
    • Marketplaces
    • Last-mile distribution solutions
  • Reproductive & maternal health
    • Reproductive health and counselling services
    • Femtech Solutions
  • Safe and gender sensitive facilities
    • Sanitary waste incinerators
    • Safe & gender sensitive toilets, showers, and hygiene facilities geared towards women

Benefits

  • Receive technical assistance to improve your business model, internal structure, governance, and SDG-related impact management with top sector-leading experts and trainers.
  • Benefit from a €10,000 catalytic micro-grant to enhance your scaling capacities and test your implementation performance.
  • Develop sustainable financing models to become (impact) investment-ready and ensure long-term operations.
  • Connect with peers and investors, unlock impact capital and receive facilitation support and technical backstopping during the process.
  • Scale your business and reach millions of women and girls at the Base of the Pyramid.

Eligibility

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  • Your product/service should be developed and tested, and you should have existing paying customers.
  • Your company should be duly registered in your country of operations.
  • Your focus should be directly related to female health and hygiene (see categories), and your solution shouldn’t create or contribute to environmental problems.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a clear customer focus, not just a dependency on philanthropic or development grants.
  • Your solution should showcase a clear potential to achieve impact for women and girls at the base of the pyramid.
  • Your company should be locally grown and led, and clearly highlight how you empower women from within.
  • Show through your application that you have an appetite for risk, want to grow and create impact, know your gaps and have reasonable investment needs.

Application

At the end of the form you need to upload the following documents (ideally all of them):

  • An (ideally audited) financial statement of your last financial year (file size: max. 10MB)
  • An investor pitch deck, a business plan or another type of presentation to communicate the most important aspects of your business to third parties (file size: max. 10MB)
  • An organisation chart, organigram or equivalent document illustrating the internal organizational structure of your organisation (file size: max. 10MB)

Click here to apply


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For more information, visit FHHA.

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