Welcome to Power Of Pads
We support girls and women in poor areas of Western Kenya by providing reusable sanitary pads and start up funding for pad making businesses.
Girls can miss school when they have their period because of the lack of period products and this means they are disadvantaged educationally, become disempowered and the cycle of poverty continues. We also know that some girls will have sex with men to get money to buy pads and this places them in danger of early pregnancy, sexual abuse and child marriage. By providing reusable pads, our experience shows that school absenteeism is reduced, teenage pregnancy is reduced and educational attainment is increased.
Women struggle to feed their children and by offering them an opportunity to start their own business they can make an income, provide for their families and help their communities.
Our UK based Trustees run the charity and with our partner organisations, we are able to make an impact on girls’ and womens’ health, gender inequality and also support local communities.
We can only do this with enormous financial help from our friends and supporters and so we hope you’d like to help us to help girls and women.
100% of your donation will go towards our work in Western Kenya
pounds is the grant for a sewing machine
reusable pads given to girls so far
UK girls & women have made pads for us
What we do
We provide start up funding to women for pad making businesses & we give free reusable pads to girls.
Amazing power of pads
When girls have access to period products, amazing things can happen. School attendance and educational attainment increase and teenage pregnancy decreases.