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.
We aim to create a self-sustaining cycle, empowering communities to take control of their menstrual health. We recognise that women and girls are often prevented from reaching their full potential due to a lack of adequate sanitary protection. PadMad is passionate about working to lift them out of period poverty by keeping as many girls as possible in school, and away from transactional sex; and to uplift lives through improved tools for menstruation and to positively impact the environment through responsible waste management. We work to achieve this by conducting school workshops to Educate, Enable and Empower women and girls on hygiene, Menstrual Health Management (MHM) and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), their role in economical and environmental responsibility within the eco-system. As a form of empowerment, marginalized women manufacture the pads and participate meaningfully in local economies and raise their standings within households and communities.
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