What is the importance of educating girls?
The number one reason and motivation for creating Tsuno was to find a way of generating money to put into educating women and girls living in poverty.
The empowerment of women in the form of the education of girls in the developing world holds among the greatest hopes as a driver of the eradication of extreme poverty, pulling close to a billion people from extreme hunger, lack of health care, gender inequality and vulnerability to environmental fragility on to the first rung of development, allowing for the greatest means of social mobility.
Why has Tsuno partnered in 2016/2017 with One Girl to give 50% of its profits?
Firstly, hearing One Girl's co-founder Chantelle Baxter speak was the catalyst of inspiration for Tsuno founder Roz Campbell to begin a sanitary product social enterprise.
With more than 60 million girls around the world are not in school, One Girl is on a mission to educate 1 million of them.
One Girl gives girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda access to education, where up to 44% of girls are forced into marriage before they turn 18, teenage pregnancy is one of the most common reasons for dropping out of school, and more than 70% of people in Sierra Leone earn less than $2 a day.
But education changes everything.
For every year a girl stays in school, her income can increase 10-20%, she's less likely to be sold into marriage, and more likely to have a smaller, healthier family. The longer a girl is educated, the greater the benefits.
Please head to the One Girl website to learn more.