'Kozo Girls' advances to final round of CARE Scale X Design Accelerator competition

'Kozo Girls' advances to final round of CARE Scale X Design Accelerator competition

Kozo Girls, a Pact-supported social enterprise run by young Zambian women, was chosen as a finalist in CARE's Scale X Design Accelerator competition. Competing against 13 other projects from around the world, they were one of two groups chosen Feb. 25 from their cohort to compete in the final round later this week. In addition to moving on to the final round, Kozo Girls awon the People’s Choice award at Monday night’s elimination round.

Kozo Girls provides reusable pads and economic opportunities for young women in Zambia. What began as a Pact pilot supported by USAID is blossoming into an independent social enterprise that’s working to end menstrual absenteeism in Zambia and keep young girls in school.

More than 40 teams were selected to participate in this year’s Scale X Design Accelerator. Kozo Girls is one of only five teams selected from outside of CARE. The final round of the competition takes place Wednesday, Feb. 27,  at 6pm EST at Turner Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The winner of the overall competition will be awarded more than $25,000 to accelerate their business and expand their social impact.

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