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.
Kenya Works focuses on empowering girls with the products and information they need with the social enterprise the Makini Pad Initiative. Our team in Kenya created a reusable pad kit that meets the needs of girls throughout the country, is environmentally sound and provides work opportunities for women who create the products. The pads are provided to girls along with an empowerment curriculum to ensure girls have agency over their bodies, rights and education.
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