Something tells us you could do with some uplifting updates! This new 60 second video is dedicated to our amazing employees in the AFRIpads Factory. It’s a true representation of grit and determination from a group of women who decided COVID-19 (and a country-wide lockdown in Uganda) would not hold them back. It is also one of the many examples of how this pandemic has given us all a newfound appreciation for essential workers. Their important work has helped us all to continue to access much needed services during these challenging times. .
We also want to take this opportunity to appreciate our partners, for continuing to prioritize menstrual health and hygiene. This global pandemic has posed many challenges, far exceeding the direct strains on the global health care system, and Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) Management has been no exception. We have witnessed problems arise worldwide around menstrual product access and have heard far too many stories about women and girls having to choose between food or pads. It has also been apparent that time and time again, menstrual supplies have not been considered as essential items in COVID-response donations.
Here are some of the achievements we are celebrating from the first 90 days of lockdown:
- We manufactured over one million reusable pads
- We delivered orders to over 13 countries
- We reached over 175,000 woman and girls with our reusable menstrual kits
We hope this video successfully highlights why partnering with AFRIpads is about so much more than just purchasing reusable menstrual kits. Through partnering with AFRIpads, you are empowering women and girls in so many diverse, long lasting ways.