Our CEO learnt during her academic research that young girls in Kenya cannot afford sanitary products. Instead, many exchange them for sex. Alternatively, they improvise, using cloth or leaves, or miss school.
We were determined to find a sustainable solution to this problem. We have developed a reusable pad, that is comfortable, easy to use, and most importantly ⅙ of the cost of disposables, making it affordable. The pads are manufactured in Nairobi before being transported to our Lily Ladies. These are groups of women that we train in entrepreneurial skills and menstrual health education. They teach education in local schools, ensuring every girl understands what is happening in her body during menstruation and working to reduce stigma. They also sell the pads in schools and in their communities. .