As we use this time to reflect on all that we’ve managed to achieve over the last 10 years, it is crystal clear to us that without the support of the incredible AFRIpads Foundation – a lot of this would not have been possible.
The AFRIpads Foundation, established in July 2010 and based in the Netherlands, raises funds in order to purchase our reusable sanitary pads and distribute them to women and girls in need (to date, they’ve reached over 50,000!).
To highlight their important work and thank them for their contributions, we would like to dedicate this #ADecadeofAFRIpads post to them ❤️.
The wonderful Marjorine, who has bravely shared her story, is a true testament to the work you do and the impact you have.
10 years ago, a few people started an adventure in Uganda. Who would have thought that we would be so proud of everything that has been achieved since then. Millions of girls have been empowered by AFRIpads over these years! And we know... lots of more will be, so..Up to the next 10 years!
To celebrate this milestone and in honor of #MHDay2020 on 28 May, we will spend the next 10 days showcasing MHH champions that, from our perspective, are deeply committed to empowering women and girls through improving MHH worldwide.
It only felt right to kick this off with one of our longest standing employees, Irene Gabula. Irene joined AFRIpads back in 2010 when we were still a small team of 15, working in a tiny factory in rural Uganda. Ten years later, with Irene still by our side, we are a team of over 150 people, of whom 86% are women.
Through hard work, dedication and resilience, Irene has worked her way up to become the HR Manager for AFRIpads and we honestly don’t know what we’d do without her. ❤️
Dear Friends, although we can only dream of running freely through our cities at the moment, we did register for the DAM TO DAM Run on 20 September 2020. Our friends of AFRIpads will need more support than ever later in this year, so we hope we will be able to run for them with 30 heroes in the fall.
If you would like to participate in the AFRIpads Foundation team - please put your name in a comment below this post or send an email to [email protected] We will be happy to save a spot for you in the team!
Our great friend from London Alexander Gilbert has been supporting us for 5 years in a row now by organising the Winterval quiz every year. Well this year he has gone BIG. With a lot of teams and a lot of great sponsors and support he has just told us they raised more than EUR 10,000.
We are overwhelmed and have no words to describe how thankful we are for this great contribution. With the donations of all the participants and sponsors, especially Macquarie Group, AFRIpads Foundation will be able to provide over 1000 AFRIpads kits to empower more than 1000 girls in rural areas in Uganda and neighbours. THANK YOU!
We will ensure the donations will end up in the right place and will keep you posted. ... See MoreSee Less
Today, Alex Gilbert is organising the Winterval quiz, the low carbon sector’s annual quiz night in London, to raise money for the AFRIpads Foundation. Shout out to the amazing people there, have a great evening and let’s end period poverty together! ... See MoreSee Less
To start the year with an inspiring story, we would like to thank Kaya (13) from the US from the bottom of our hearts for her amazing fund raising initiative last year. Kaya is a 7th grader who created notepads and with these Pads for Pads she raised so much money we could help 300 girls of whom many were missing out from classes of the Iceme Girls Secondary School in the rural area of the Apac district in Uganda.
Kaya you are our Superstar! On behalf of all the 300 girls - Thank you so much for your support 💟💙 ... See MoreSee Less