FIKIA+ is Transforming the Lives of Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Mwanza

The total number of people living with HIV has increased to 33 million people globally with nearly 7,500 new infections each day. The impact of HIV/AIDS is stronger in poor households and communities. Adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa are 14 times more at risk of being HIV positive than boys and young men in the same age group. Her Initiative in collaboration with ICAP Columbia is implementing the FIKIA+ project in […]

Panda Digital Rolls in Innovation Week Tanzania 2022

The fruits of Panda Digital continue to ripen and benefit Tanzanian young women entrepreneurs in many ways. For the first time, on the 11th of May 2022, Her initiative team through its Panda Digital platform successfully participated in Innovation Week Tanzania, a national event that takes place annually organized by FUNGUO Innovation Program under UNDP Tanzania in partnership with COSTECH and EU in Tanzania. The workshop dubbed “Smarter Small Enterprises” aimed primarily at empowering young […]

Poor nutrition like the majority of cross-cutting problems in the community is also a child of poverty. When a young woman does not have enough resources to finance a better life for herself such as getting a properly balanced diet, she is more vulnerable and at risk of not accessing the proper nutrition that her body needs. Society at large needs to ensure that we look out for each other, by providing all the support […]


Her Initiative in collaboration with The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands has launched the report of the DigiMali project. This event was done on 24th February 2022, at Slipway Hotel Masaki. The event was honored by the attendance of Honorable Janet Betty a special sit member of parliament of Dar es salaam, Netherlands Embassy ambassador, The Executive director Lydia Charles Moyo and stakeholders from various institutions and organizations. DigiMali (Digitali na Mjasiriamali) is a […]


12/10/2021 PRESS RELEASE TWAA & HER INITIATIVE HAS LAUNCHED THE STAWI LAB PROGRAM THAT AIMS AT STRENGTHENING THE CAPACITY OF YOUTH LED ORGANIZATIONS. 12th OCTOBER, 2021 Dar es Salaam TWAA in partnership with Her Initiative organization has launched the Stawi Lab project that focuses on supporting youth-led organizations that work at addressing girls and women’s rights by providing direct resources including Mini-Grants that will help them in carrying out their activities, but also 8 weeks […]

My confidence improved! Thanks to PANDA

Josephine Shirima is 25 years old lady. She lives in Kibamba, Dar es Salaam. She has a Bachelor Degree in Information System and Network Engineering from St. Joseph University. Out of her studies, she developed an interest and passion in decorations. Her business involves using disposed materials such as bottles of wines and recycle them making various in house decorations. Josephine business was not growing despite her belief in women’s economic independence and self-employment. She […]


Her initiative is an integrated brand approach that reframes the values of girls and shapes the new norms to create financial resilience and break circle of poverty among girls and young women in Tanzania. We are pleased to announce 5 weeks of practical training program for 20 girls in these categories > Catering >Decoration >Nails >Vegetables MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Currently enrolled in a collage/ university in Dar es salaam. 2. Involment in business or posses […]