Featured on Uganda television, whole show dedicated to menstruation! Thanks for the partnership @Afripads💙💕The right to menstruate with safety and dignity is a basic human right and half of the world’s population menstruate, so we ought to do our bit and fight ‘period’ poverty - Gertrude Emojong #PWJK ... See MoreSee Less
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. ❤️