Every year, CNN honors ten everyday individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to help improve the lives of others. Dignity Period’s Freweini Mebrahtu was nominated as a CNN Hero earlier this year and has now been named a Top 10 finalist.
Freweini was awarded a $10,000 prize for making the Top 10 list, which she donated to Dignity Period to help fund our collaborative work in Ethiopia. She now stands to receive $100,000 if named the CNN Hero of the Year.
The Hero of the Year is selected by voters around the world and will be announced Sunday, December 8th at 8pm ET live on CNN.
Learn more about Freweini and how her dream inspired Lewis and Helen Wall to found Dignity Period.
If you believe girls deserve dignity and an education, we need your help!
Show your support for Freweini and Dignity Period in these two ways:
1. Vote for Freweini. Supporters can vote daily by logging in via email or Facebook. Viewers get 10 votes a day, every day through Tuesday, December 3rd at 11:59pm PT. This year, viewers can even double their votes by rallying friends on social media. It takes less than a minute and could mean everything to the girls in Ethiopia.
2. Donate. Freweini’s generous donation of her prize money is the catalyst for a fundraising drive over the next three weeks that culminates with the announcement of the CNN Hero of the Year winner. Your gift now can have an even larger impact: An anonymous donor has stepped forward to match every dollar donated to Dignity Period, up to $10,000, in the run-up to the award announcement. Donate now to help us turn Freweini’s donation into $30,000 to end period poverty!
Congratulations to Freweini and the other finalists for this recognition. We appreciate your tireless work to make the world a better place!