Kenya Works taps into the power of community to create lasting, dignity-building opportunities for impoverished women and children in Kenya.
A US-based nonprofit, we partner with Kenyan communities to help individuals rise up from poverty and tackle key human rights issues.
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WITH YOUR HELP
We've created and distributed 75,000 Makini Pads
We've trained nearly 3,000 community leaders on accelerating human rights
We've provided 1,449,250 daily meals for hungry children this year
We are supporting the work of 3 Kenyan community centers to create paths out of poverty
There is so much more to do, and we need your help.
Here’s how you can get involved.
Two out of every three Kenyan women and girls do not have access to safe, affordable Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) products--an unthinkable obstacle for those who never had to put life on hold because of menstrual cycles.
Problems grow increasingly as girls miss school, turn to unhygienic solutions and even transactional sex to gain access to this basic necessity. Psycho-social issues stem from lack of education and support structures and products for adolescent girls.
To answer both the product and psycho-social needs, Kenya Works introduced the Makini Pad Initiative--a social enterprise that provides reusable, eco-friendly products to girls in need, built around a curriculum of puberty education and empowerment training.
To learn more about the Makini Pad Initiative, click the button below.