AFRIpads’ mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation and opportunity.
We are a social enterprise that specializes in the local manufacture and global supply of reusable sanitary pads as a cost-effective menstrual hygiene solution for millions of women and girls worldwide. AFRIpads is headquartered in Uganda, with sales offices in Kenya and Malawi.
By operating as a social business and employing a 90% female staff responsible for manufacturing our innovative menstrual hygiene solution, AFRIpads is dedicated to creating unique opportunities that empower women and girls across the globe.
We provide solutions. AFRIpads is committed to helping women and girls break the barriers that menstruation creates in their lives and to helping them rise to their full potential. The women and girls around the world who use AFRIpads Menstrual Kits are empowered with the protection and comfort they need during menstruation. This enables them to stay in school, go to work, and participate in daily life with the confidence and dignity they deserve.
We create jobs. Creating gainful employment opportunities is at the core of AFRIpads’ mission. We believe in local job-creation and the transformative impact it has on the lives of our over 150 employees and their families in Uganda. For our employees, working with AFRIpads means the opportunity to gain financial independence and acquire both technical and business skills, which will increase their opportunities in the future. We also believe in investing in local industry, and by placing our manufacturing operations in rural Uganda we are able to bring unskilled workers into Uganda’s formal economy, driving the country’s development.