Welcome to Power Of Pads
We support girls and women in poor and rural areas of Kenya by providing reusable period pads and start up funding for community pad making projects and 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 learn a new skill and potentially 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 rural Kenya.
£ cost of a pack of pads
reusable pads given to girls so far
girls have received a pack of pads
What we do
We provide start up funding to women for community pad making projects and businesses, and 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.
Want to help?
There are many ways you can help us from donations to fundraising to offering your skills!