My name is Emer Butler and I have one goal:
To never roll toilet paper up into a hand-made pad again.
Imagine the powerful impact that easy access to free sanitary towels can have on a woman's life?
I am the co-founder of ntombi.org.
In Zulu, 'ntombi' means 'girl'.
Our mission is to build controlled access dispensers to free pads for women on university campus and girls in high school.
We've already started this journey in our hometown at Stellenbosch University.
We built simple boxes to stock free pads in women's bathrooms on campus. We have now started the journey towards building automated, student-card responsive dispensers. The above video shows our first proof concept.
I believe in the power of social entrepreneurship.
And I am asking you to believe in it too.
This is an opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs, start-ups and entrepreneurially-driven, young people.
This is a chance to join a cross-border global startup ecosystem of mentors and investors.
And most importantly: This is a chance to move ntombi.org foward.
The funds I am raising go towards covering the travel expenses of the entire trip from South Africa to India: air fare, VISA and passport documentation, and the conference ticket.
This conference ticket includes meals and accommodation.
For a detailed break down of the conference cost and program, you can click here.
If you would like to make a direct EFT donation, you can find our bank details below:
Acc nr: 141 60 999 38
Branc nr: 470010
If you'd like to follow along on this journey, you can sign-up here.
Thank you for reading this far, and thank you for every contribution made: donations and sharing alike!
Emer Mae Butler.