Hyasintha Ntuyeko

  • 2015 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow

  • Founder and Managing Director, Kasole Secrets

  • Tanzania

Hyasintha Ntuyeko is a telecom engineer who started a business immediately after completing her university studies five years ago. She is the founder and managing director of Kasole Secrets, which develops organic made sanitary napkins to solve menstrual complications for women. Hyasintha is running the Hedhi Salama (‘safe menstruation’) campaign, and pioneered the celebration of International Menstrual Hygiene day in Tanzania. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she plans to expand education programs for the training of young women and girls, and get support to take them across all of Tanzania by increasing the number of trainers able to drive the education. She believes that the entire Tanzanian society needs to be involved in this campaign. “Yes we can,” as is always said by President Obama, and Hyasintha believes it.