Most families in Africa find it difficult to provide their girls with access to disposable sanitary pads on MONTHLY basis. The girls improvise using dry grasses leaves, feathers, rags or foam to care for their period, exposing themselves to infections.
Sometimes the girls fear that their improvised materials may stain them or fall off, leading to bullying by their peers. Some of them drop or quit school, exposing themselves to sexual abuse, teenage pregnancy and early marriage.
We manufacture washable and reusable sanitary pads in Nigeria as a cost-effective and sustainable menstrual hygiene solution for millions of women and girls.
By operating a social business in Nigeria and employing a 73% female staff responsible for locally manufacturing our innovative menstrual hygiene solution, Pad-up is dedicated to creating unique opportunities that empower women and girls across the globe.