Women holding a reusable period pad

International

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Our Work Internationally

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Two years ago, our founder, Alison, was conducting university research into the effectiveness of teaching sexual health education in the Homa Bay area of Kenya. The HIV rate is rising among the female teenage population as well as pregnancies. It transpired that in determination to remain in school the girls who couldn’t afford sanitary products are exchanging them for sex with older men in the community.

 Sadly, the girls in Homa Bay are not the exception. People have contacted us over the world with similar stories on how lack of access to affordable sanitary pads affects their lives.

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Consequently, we’re building solutions. We’ve developed a reusable pad. It’s comfortable, easy to use and one-sixth of the cost of disposables. We manufacture the pads in China for $0.50 a pad. These can be purchased in bulk for a school, charity or community. The price changes regularly with the exchange rate, innovation and bulk orders so please drop us an email if you’re interested. There is also an education pack about menstrual health available.

 

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We’ve learnt there are many more women in need than charitable missions can provide, so we’re developing low-cost ways to supply pads individually. This involves training women to sell the pads in the community as income-generating activities. Lilypads also works with charities to provide microfinance loans enabling the women to purchase the pads. Some of these women are taught our education lesson and teach in local schools, ensuring every girl understands what is happening in her body during menstruation and working to reduce stigma. We currently operate across three locations in Kenya and have trained 32 Lily Ladies and are establishing in other regions globally. Therefore, if you know of a community in need please contact us.

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If you want to find out more about what we do in Kenya or to find out how you can support our work there directly you can email us at [email protected] alternatively you can donate here.

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