Help Us Empower Women

Freedom Begins with Economic Empowerment.

We envision an Eswatini where empowered women sit at the economic table, and their health, livelihoods, and future are in their own hands.

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Our Goal is to Help Young Women End the Cycle of Poverty
About Us

We’re Non-Profit Social Enterprise

Our Community for Swazi SHEROES is the young women living in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Women in Eswatini face an incredible burden due to the HIV pandemic and lack of economic opportunity. Our mission is to holistically empower the women in Eswatini through economic development to mitigate and prevent HIV/AIDS.

HIV prevalence is the highest globally in Eswatini, and Swazi women are disproportionately affected. UN AIDS reports show that out of 190,000 adults living with HIV in Eswatini, 120,000 (63.16%) were women. In addition, new HIV infections among young women aged 15–24 years were more than quadruple those among young men.

Shop with Purpose

Empower Women in Eswatini to Break Free from Poverty

Through our collaboration with Soul Goods, we are able to offer you a selection of items for your shopping enjoyment and convenience. Soul Goods is a community-based shop that supports vendors dedicated to making a positive impact in rural areas worldwide. By purchasing items from their store, you are also contributing to these efforts.

Home Goods
Traditional Fabrics to Impress

If you’re looking to add some culture and flair to your kitchen or dining room, our Swazi Sheroes placemats are the perfect addition to get guests talking discussions going.

Wear a Piece of Courage and Culture

Our collection includes handcrafted handbags intricately sewn and inspired by the rich and diverse cultures of eSwatini. Custom orders available as well. 

Made with Locally-Sourced Materials

When you buy our clothes, you’re not just purchasing a beautiful accessory, you’re also supporting Eswatini women and their communities. 

Our Mission & Goals

Empower Young Women

Economically empower young women in Eswatini (previously known as Swaziland) in order for them to become financially independent and break the cycle of poverty that leads to continued victimization.


Change the economic system so the women of Eswatini are not forced to rely on transactional sex in order to escape poverty and create a network of women supporting women.


The United Nations has cited that women’s economic empowerment is a promising strategy for overcoming vulnerability. In the country of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, young women struggle to succeed in a society where they are consistently left out of full economic participation.

Leading with Passion

Meet Our Team

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Founder (USA)
Steve Driehaus
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Program Coordinator (Eswatini)
Zandile Nhleko
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Program Director (Eswatini)
Melanie Heston Dlamini
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Board Chair (USA)
Lizzie Ngwenya-Scoburgh

Fighting HIV/AIDS Through Economic Empowerment.

Give now and your support will go directly to working with young women in Eswatini to build entrepreneurial and workforce skills that translate into viable, sustainable economic opportunities in order to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

  • Swazi SHEROES Global Giving Launch campaign – Through Swazi SHEROES, women will be able to control the tools they need in order to achieve economic freedom and fully flourish.


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