No More Missing Out During Menstruation

The cost of menstrual products keeps scores of girls out of school during their periods. 1 in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa miss class—sometimes dozens of days—as a result. Many rely on homemade pads made of rags, which can cause infection.

But since 2009, from small factory in Kampala, Uganda, one company has shifted that paradigm for Ugandan girls.  

Since 2009, AFRIpads has produced and distributed 2.5 million inexpensive, reusable pads. The simple solution has had a major impact, keeping girls in schools and allowing them to “walk free in society… “

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