There has been another delivery of 1200 pads to two local schools in Kakamega county in Western Kenya. 240 girls received five pads each in the primary schools St Paul’s Ejiinja and Chibanga. The pads are being made by a women’s group in the area that comes together regularly to sew and produce the pads. In total 10 local women attended the schools to help distribute the pads to the girls and this follows the delivery of hundreds of pads earlier this year, by the same group of women.
The pads were given out at an event that was also attended by the local TV station, West TV and radio stations Radio Ingo and West FM, that all ran features about the pads project on their news programmes.
We have funded this project for the last year by providing sewing machines, training and materials so local girls have access to good quality sanitary pads and the women have learnt sewing skills that will be useful for employment and earning a living.