A Confident Girl,
A Brighter Future
No girl should lose her power because of her period.
A recent study confirms that Kenya’s most vulnerable girls still don’t have access to safe, hygienic menstrual products. And as a result, they often face risks to their health, well-being and self esteem.
To answer both the product and psycho-social needs, Kenya Works developed the Makini Pad Initiative—a social enterprise that provides high-quality, eco-friendly products to girls in need, built around a curriculum of puberty education and empowerment training.
Let’s get periods out of her way, and arm her with the confidence and knowledge to create the future she was made for.
A Social Good Solution
For a Full Cycle of Empowerment
The Kenya Works Makini Pad Initiative addresses menstruation management with an eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pad made of high-performance, super soft, ultra-absorbent fabric that is both discreet and reliable.
Combined with puberty, self esteem and health education, the Makini Initiative also arms girls with the power of information.
To complete the full cycle of empowerment, the products are made in Kenya, providing a sustainable income source for our women-staffed production team. The team advance opportunities for girls, and the employment allows them to provide for their families.
Each Makini Pad Purse contains:
8 ultra-absorbent soft-fiber pads
2 leak-proof winged holders
2 bags to securely store soiled pads
Use and Care sheet
In 2017, Makini Pads were distributed to over 15,000 young girls and women in Kenya.
Our 2018 plan provides for 20,000 girls to receive the product and education.
Since we began producing Makini Pads in 2014, Kenya Works has provided this core Menstrual Hygeine Mangement program of empowerment to over 50,0000 students and young women in 200 locations across Kenya!
More help is needed, as the majority of Kenyan girls still do not have access to reliable sanitary care.
Become a Partner Organization
At Kenya Works, we founded the Makini Pad Initiative because we know that Menstrual Hygiene Management for girls in developing nations is a critical, high-impact strategy for meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
By working together, your organization can help bring this market-leading social enterprise to more women and girls with a product that is proven with over 50,000 distributed to date. The pad kits are designed for developing nations where sanitary facilities are not always available, and with an environmental approach of eliminating litter caused by lesser quality disposable products. And, every order expands employment opportunities for the Kenyans who produce and distribute our product.
Our production facility is located on the VICODEC campus near Nairobi, Kenya. We are able to quickly scale and produce large orders, as well as organize customized distributions depending on your target recipient location.
We are experienced in partnering with governments, civic and NGO groups, and welcome the opportunity to learn more about partnering with you.
Direct inquiries to:
Caroline Wanjiru Gitau
Kenya Works Project Coordinator
Phone: + 254 720 783616