Freweini Mebrahtu was named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year
Tigrai Online Dec. 9, 2019
Freweini Mebrahtu a chemical engineer from Tigrai, Ethiopia was named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year.
Freweini Mebrahtu a chemical engineer from Tigrai, Ethiopia was named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year for her extraordinary work to help young girls and women with issues related to their menstrual periods.
Freweini will recieve one hundred thousand for becoming 2019 CNN Hero of the Year.
CNN said the following about Freweini Mebrahtu on it’s website.
Mebrahtu was honored for her incredible work to remove the cultural stigma around periods in parts of the developing world.
She designed and patented a reusable menstrual pad in 2005, and she and her team produce 750,000 reusable pads a year at her factory in Ethiopia. Nearly 800,000 girls and women have benefited from her work.
More than 80% of the pads she manufactures are sold to non-governmental organizations that distribute them for free.
"This is for all the girls and women everywhere. Dignity for all," Mebrahtu said as she accepted her award.
And the 2019 CNN Hero of the year is ... Freweini Mebrahtu! Click the link to see the video on CNN website.