Every year Kenya Works takes part in Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global movement to end period poverty by 2030.
Two out of three Kenyan girls do not have access to menstrual products each month which leads to significant health and well-being issues.
For #MHDay, we are asking for your support with a small MONTHLY DONATION of $8—the cost of a Kenya Works reusable Makini Pad kit.
Each kit provides a girl with at least a year's worth of period protection. They are delivered with gender-equality training which includes providing Boxers for Boys—our unique solution for engaging boys in period education and gender equality.
There is no better time than #MHDay to make your support monthly so we can continue this vital effort throughout the year.
Effects of Period Poverty
Period poverty is defined as a lack of access to menstrual products, hygiene facilities, waste management and education.
Menstruation is a core function of a woman’s reproductive system and is a healthy and normal occurrence in the female body. When girls lack the products, infrastructure and social support they need to hygienically manage their periods, the results can stop their futures before they begin.
Ending period poverty is central to creating gender equality.
One million Kenyan girls are missing school days each year because of period poverty1, up to four school days each month.2 As many as one in ten girls reported that she engaged in transactional sex in order to acquire pads in a recent study in western Kenya3.