Padding Africa

A large percentage of girls drop out of school because of falling behind in their studies or from being ashamed to attend school after being teased by their piers from soiling their clothes with blood. The only option for them is then to marry and have children at such young ages, where mortality rate is very high in childbirth because of the lack of clinics, medicines, doctors or nurses, leaving aside the problems of HIV, infections, etc.

Main goal of Padding Africa is setting up sewing groups in rural villages to make reusable sanitary pad kits for girls and distributing them to rural schools in Sub-Saharan Africa

Padding Africa helps women and girls become self-sustainable, giving them the opportunity to work and giving the girls a solution to attend school by distributing the reusable sanitary pad kits on our trips.