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About the project

The Challenge

According to Menstrual Hygiene Day, a global advocacy day, 65% of women and girls in Kenya cannot afford sanitary towels which leads to seeking alternatives such as rags, blankets and pieces of mattress. The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation in that, many families could no longer afford sanitary towels due to decreased purchasing power caused by job losses.

The Intervention

Safaricom Foundation distributed sanitary towels to over 900 girls in the region.

The Impact

Girls can attend all their classes even during their menstrual cycle ensuring that they are not left behind in learning. Women are no longer put to shame as they can now go through their cycle with clean and safe sanitary towels.

Pillars

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Education

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