AFRIpads has reached more than 1.5 million girls and women worldwide with its AFRIpads Menstrual Kits. These products were distributed by NGOs and international relief agencies around the world, as well as by direct consumer purchases in Uganda.
“Before I got AFRIpads I was using pieces of old clothes during my menstruation. These were making me feel very uncomfortable, as they used to leak. So everybody could see I was in my period, making me feel very small. Now with AFRIpads I feel so comfortable. And as I know that they won’t leak, AFRIpads is making me feel safe. And the best thing is that they can be used for 12+ months, so they also help in saving money.”Nabirye Mwasiti, 22 years old – AFRIpads customer
“Save the Children is giving AFRIpads out to girls in order to encourage them to stay in school as well as promote sanitary hygiene. The AFRIpads Menstrual Kits readily address the needs of the refugee girls as they are washable and thus re-usable. The girls can use the AFRIpads packing bag to keep their sanitary towels from the prying boys and continue to attend school.
I would recommend AFRIpads to other organizations because using them is more sustainable compared to the disposable sanitary pads. With AFRIpads, girls are encouraged to go to school without worrying about being embarrassed during their menstruation periods. And we never experienced any problems accessing the pads, as AFRIpads always delivers on time.”