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our story

Welcome to Yara Shea Beauty

From Dreams to Reality!

In 2011, I launched Hope and Dreams Initiative, a leader in menstrual health management and sexual and reproductive health and rights education that leverages sanitary pads and health education as a combined intervention for women and girls’ development. 


As the organization has grown, I have learned about the obstacles that the young women and girls we serve in Nigeria face, from balancing and providing for their family and going through puberty. For many adolescent girls around the world, puberty is a vulnerable time when they face various pressures and challenges—including sexual harassment, abuse, early marriage, unintended pregnancy, and absences from school—which threatens their health and well-being. The challenges are amplified when girls lack the knowledge and tools they need to navigate puberty safely and with dignity.


That is why I was inspired to create the Yara Shea Beauty Brand. The brand seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally inspired skincare and body care products produced ethically and sustainably.


The Yara Shea Beauty brand is committed to generating positive economic, social, and environmental impact. We are joining a growing number of businesses committed to making positive change in business and society by providing a young girl with one supply of Yara Reusable sanitary pad that will make  a significant difference in their life for the duration of their elementary and secondary school journey. Therefore, working together to reduce inequality, lower levels of poverty, build a strong community, and ending period poverty ---- leaving every young girl and woman with dignity and purpose in life. Lastly, each Yara Shea Beauty product purchase gives hope to a young girl and woman. I am proudly assured that together we are transforming lives together.


Thank you for supporting us!

Nguzo Ogbodo
Nguzo Ogbodo ----"I have always believed that business can and should be a force for social good, as well as being a vehicle for profit and personal fulfillment”​
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