Learn how a maxi-pad can keep women working, girls in school, and drive economic growth
Did you know girls have to miss a week of school every month because of their period? Girls in developing countries desperately need access to menstrual pads and our new partner, SHE Enterprises, is providing them to thousands of girls in need.
SHE has developed an patent-pending, low-cost, and eco-friendly menstrual pad, the SHE LaunchPad, that makes an absorbent core (the highest material cost driver) for pads from agro-waste (i.e, banana fibers) without using any chemicals or super absorbent polymers. The SHE28 campaign launched in Rwanda in 2009, and girls and women, will now have access to a menstrual product that will be priced at 5 cents/pad.
There are 4 great ways you can get involved: