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Her Initiative

Areas of Focus

Economic Empowerment
Gender Equality
Health and Wellness
Digital Technology

Her Initiative is a young women-led non-profit organization reshaping the narrative surrounding the value of girls in Tanzania. The organization confronts a cycle of poverty among adolescent girls and young women by fostering financial resilience through the fusion of economic empowerment and technology integration.

Lydia Moyo

Founder & Executive Director

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Lydia Charles Moyo is a 31-year-old Tanzanian feminist, Founder and Executive Director of Her Initiative (www.herinitiative.or.tz), a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that works with and for young women and girls to break the cycle of poverty and achieve financial resilience. She is also the innovator behind Panda Digital (www.pandadigital.co.tz), the first Swahili hybrid e-learning platform for women in Tanzania, providing access to skills, resources, and social justice through a website platform and AI-powered SMS technology. Her work has been recognized and awarded by various local and international organizations and platforms. She is an awardee of the +1 Global Fund, the Roddenberry Foundation, UNDP Funguo Programme, the Government of Tanzania, and Mkuki Coalition Award for championing anti-GBV interventions. Through her leadership Her Initiative is the laureate of KBF Africa Prize 2023-2024.

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