Our Mission

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 schoolgirls in Africa, with a spotlight on East Africa, to achieve their full academic potential, and manage their periods with dignity. 

World Bank

“For every year a girl stays in school,
her future income increases with 10% to 20%”

The AFRIpads Foundation, established in July 2010, was created to raise funds and distribute reusable sanitary pads for vulnerable girls in Uganda. The AFRIpads Foundation believes that all girls have the right to hygienic solutions for their period. This is why we raise funds to provide disadvantaged girls, who lack the means to buy an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit themselves. For instance, girls living in refugee camps, who may not have the means to purchase their own pads.

For only 7,50 euro we can provide one girl with an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit, which can support her to manage her period for an entire year.

We invest in providing reusable pads because of the clear cost benefits they create. Reusable pads can be washed, dried and used again for a minimum of 12 months making them a highly cost-effective solution. To put it into perspective, one AFRIpads Standard 4-pack is three times more affordable than a year’s supply of disposable pads!
To get to know more about the benefits of reusable sanitary pads, click here.

Investing in girls

The AFRIpads Foundation donates an AFRIpads School Girl Kit, which includes 5 reusable sanitary pads, and a pair of underwear to each girl it supports. These products are accompanied with education about the use of AFRIpads, menstrual hygiene and sexual and reproductive health. This way, we help girls have an informed and dignified period.

According to UNESCO estimates, around the world, 129 million girls are out of school, including 32 million of primary school age, and 97 million of secondary school age. Both individuals and countries benefit from girls’ education. Better educated women tend to be more informed about nutrition and healthcare, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and their children are usually healthier, should they choose to become mothers. They are more likely to participate in the formal labor market and earn higher incomes. A recent World Bank study estimates that the “limited educational opportunities for girls, and barriers to completing 12 years of education, cost countries between US$15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings.”

Source: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/girlseducation#1

Reusable Sanitary Pads

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€ 7,50 for a Bright Future!

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