Young girls proudly displaying their Afripad kits they got from the free seminar in Rionchogu, Kenya

A Small Way to Make a Big Difference

By Suzanne Oden In 2010, I went to Rionchogu, Kenya, and participated in a women’s seminar led by a visiting nurse from the Regional Governmental Health Department.  It was attended by a large group of girls and women across a large span of ages from the local village and even some surrounding villages. I was …

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Leveling the Playing Field

Lynn Gaede on the AFRIpads Seminar in Rionchogu, Kenya Many things about being a female are universal; the reality of having a menstrual cycle is one. Even with many choices of feminine hygiene products and pain relievers, managing periods is a physical and emotional distraction and challenge. In Kenya these challenges can be life changing. …

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Photo Credit Yahoo News (Australia) Woman working in warehouse grocery stocking feminine products.

Have you heard of the term, Period Poverty?

When pads are a luxury, girls get left behind. Article reference: Ivana Kottasová, CNN – reference: Netflix Original Documentary – Period. End of Sentence. (Trailer)Main photo credit: Yahoo! News (Australia) Nearly everywhere in the world, girls and women struggle more than their male counterparts straight out of the gate. With the fairly recent adoption of a …

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Ecobank’s Education Campaign

As reported by Christine Muchira on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation‘s website today, at least 16 of the less fortunate schools in Kenya will be the beneficiaries of assistance through Ecobank’s philanthropy interventions. These schools will receive basic tools, from pencils to classrooms. Kenya, since having proclaimed free primary school and with rumors of making secondary …

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