The AFRIpads Foundation's mission is to empower women and girls through the provision of AFRIpads: locally produced, reusable sanitary pads.
We want to empower Ugandan schoolgirls to achieve their full academic potential, curbing the high rates of menstrual-related absenteeism. This remains a key barrier to the academic performance of the girl-child, her retention in primary school, and her ability to achieve secondary and tertiary education.
The AFRIpads Foundation, established in July 2010, was created to raise money and buy reusable sanitary pads for vulnerable girls in developing countries. The AFRIpads Foundation believes that all girls have the right to hygienic solutions for their period. This is why we fundraise money to provide vulnerable girls, who lack the means to buy an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit themselves (for instance in refugee camps), with AFRIpads. For only 5 euro we can provide one girl with an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit and thus ensure her school attendance for a full year!
For every year a girl stays in school, her future income increases with 10% to 20%World Bank
Investing in girls
The AFRIpads Foundation donates AFRIpads Menstrual Kits to underprivileged girls in remote areas, accompanied with education about the use of AFRIpads, menstrual hygiene and sexual and reproductive health. This way, we help girls stay in school and improve their circumstances.
For every year a girl stays in school, her future income increases with 10% to 20%. A woman invests 70% of her income in her family. The AFRIpads Foundation invests in girls, because investing in girls means investing in a better future for everyone!
The AFRIpads Foundation works!
So far, the AFRIpads Foundation has already helped over 40,000 girls. Thanks to a very successful charity dinner in 2015, we were able to provide 6,000 girls in Karamoja, one of the most marginalized regions of Uganda, with an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit. We are proud of our impact and with your help we can continue our mission to get every girl to school, every day of the year!