Who we are
PadMad is a social enterprise based in Kenya that works on addressing period poverty by providing a sustainable solution. We introduce Menstrual Health Management (MHM) and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) education to underprivileged and marginalised communities. Our products are biodegradable, affordable, long-lasting and sustainable, and we are committed to environmental responsibility. Additionally, our pads are stitched in rural Kenyan communities, using locally produced materials, creating employment for marginalised women.
To keep as many girls as possible in school, and away from transactional sex; and to uplift lives and maintain dignity through improved tools for menstruation and to positively impact the environment through responsible waste management.
To Educate, Enable and Empower women and girls on hygiene, Menstrual Health Management (MHM) and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
To empower marginalized women to manufacture the pads and participate meaningfully in local economies and raise their standings within households and communities building an overall healthy business, social and environmental ecosystem.
Making an impact on Women’s Health, Infection Control, Education, Water and Sanitation, the Economy and the Environment.
Meet the team
Madhvi and her team have managed to serve more than 10,000 adolescent girls since the launch of the initiative which is less than two years ago. On average a girl uses 20 pads a month. For 12 months, she uses 240 pads and over a five year period, she would use 1,200. In essence PadMad has managed to save TWELVE MILLION disposable pads going into the landfill in just 14 months!!!
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