Kaleab Getaneh Zewelde

Co-founder and CEO

Kaleab Getaneh Zewelde is the Co-founder and CEO of Mela For Her, a social start-up enterprise that produces environmental-friendly reusable sanitary pads for the menstruation of women and girls in Ethiopia. Kaleab co-founded the company to transform women’s and girls’ lives across Ethiopia by providing them access to affordable, eco-friendly menstrual products and menstrual health education while creating green job opportunities. Kaleab is a WASH expert with over a decade of experience in international development. He advises multilateral and bilateral organisations, governments, and corporations on strategic planning, capacity building, and market studies for WASH topics.


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Deborah Nyirenda

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Yashmin Fernandes

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Stella Anyangwe

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Blandine Umuziranenge

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Taryn Russell

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Djeinaba Kane

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Melania Chiponda

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Hanna Lemma

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Kathryn Toure

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Dr. Lisa Avery

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Carmen Correa

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Tawakkol Karman

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Anis Farid

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Patricia Elias

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Lipi Rahman

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