We’re really pleased to be working with two more organisations in Kenya, to support us in delivering more reusable pads to girls most in need. In a short period of time, they have trained local women to sew and make pads, providing new skills and opportunities and have trialled their products, much to the delight of the girls.
Agatha Amani House and the Mate Foundation are our new partners, who both run sustainable projects in Kenya supporting local people and communities. Both are committed to providing girls with period products and menstrual health education to ensure they can go to school every day and have dignity and knowledge about their bodies as they develop and grow into educated young women.
Agatha Amani House is the first safe home of its kind in Kenya where women and their children can not only find immediate safety from sexual and domestic abuse but can stay for a longer period of time to learn new skills that will enable them to find jobs and become independent. We are pleased to be funding them to not only upskill the women in their refuge with sewing and creative skills, but to be providing materials for reusable pads that will benefit many hundreds of girls.
The Mate Foundation works with local communities to deliver sustainable projects with a long term impact. Having been supporting girls for a while with disposable pads, they were looking to provide a more environmentally friendly and cost effective option. This is where we came in, as we provided funding for sewing machines, the training of women and materials to make the pads. They too will be making pads for hundreds of girls, as well as developing a marketing plan to sell the pads and deliver an income.