FellowsNigeriaHealthEsther Olalude
Venille Pads
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About Esther

Esther, a determined 21-year-old entrepreneur from Nigeria, is on a mission to alleviate poverty within her society. Her business venture, Venille Ltd, plays a crucial role in the health sector by becoming one of the few indigenous sanitary pad manufacturing companies in Nigeria. Through Venille Ltd, Esther stands as a beacon of empowerment, offering a practical solution that merges entrepreneurial success with social impact.

Transition into Entrepreneurship

Esther’s journey into entrepreneurship has been enriched by her participation in various training programs and incubators. Among these, the pursuit accelerator program delivered by Because International, a charity organization based in the United States, has proven to be the most impactful. Through this program, Esther gained invaluable knowledge in business modeling, market analysis, and human resource management. Through her participation in these training programs and incubators, Esther’s entrepreneurial journey gained significant momentum

Business Profile

Venille is a forward-thinking start-up specializing in the production of biodegradable sanitary pads derived from Banana stem agro-waste. Their mission is twofold: to combat period poverty that affects countless young women and girls worldwide, and to address the pressing climate crisis posed by plastic pollution. The business has generated over $200.

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