I had never thought of Inteco as a Social entrepreneurial venture. The word Social made me feel as if it was for charity. I know that was not the case but, that is how I felt. Everyone who I spoke about Inteco to visioned it as a social business. Reluctantly, I started warming up to the idea.
The reasons I started Inteco was for selfish reasons. I wanted validation that I could see something through and not give up along the way. In 2015 I think I gave up 50 times however, I never walked away. Every time I went back my passion grew. This was bigger than me.
I believe around October last year I redefined the reasons why I wanted Inteco to succeed I realized it had nothing to do with me. I still want to prove to myself that I can do something and see it to a successful end. However, I want Inteco to be the beginning of conversations on reproductive and sexual health. I want to partner with individuals, organizations and everything in between to dispense sanitary pads AND knowledge about a girls body. I want to take it further and provide avenues for girls and boys to talk to people they admire about issues that are related to them. I do not think it gets more social entrepreneurial than that. It is not about the money. That is not what drives me forward. It is the potential Inteco has to grow and hopefully change our culture.
I am proud now for Inteco to be called a social business
Until next time,