Since 2010, AFRIpads has grown from a 3-person start-up to an award winning social enterprise that remains committed to improving menstrual health for millions across Africa and beyond. Here are some of our proudest achievements over the last decade.


‘given back’ to girls


worked with


trained in MHH (starting from 2022)

We reached 5 Million Women and Girls in 2022

Read our Impact Report 2022 for that and other achievements!


We’ve become the world’s leading social enterprise manufacturing reusable sanitary pads.

Our reusable menstrual kits have reached over 5 million women and girls.


We have partnered with over 200 organizations around the world to improve menstrual health.

Our dedicated R&D team has developed thousands of prototypes to ensure our menstrual products are accepted and appropriate in varying humanitarian and development contexts.

We’ve delivered AFRIpads kits to more than 40 countries.

over 70% of these went to
refugee women and girls across Africa.

We built capacity on MHH knowledge for 32,500 NGO staff, teachers and community health workers across 11 countries.

Together, we’ve educated more than 110,900 women & girls.

We help break menstrual taboos by developing culturally applicable tools. Our curriculum is available in 4 languages, including a new translation for the Middle Eastern context.


We started our own AFRIpads foundation to reach more women and girls with our products &
MHH education.

The AFRIpads Foundation was created to raise funds and distribute reusable sanitary pads for vulnerable girls in Uganda. The AFRIpads Foundation believes that all girls have the right to hygienic solutions for their period. This is why we started the foundation; to raise funds to provide disadvantaged girls, who lack the means to buy an AFRIpads Menstrual Kit themselves. For instance, girls living in refugee camps, who may not have the means to purchase their own pads.

Learn more

Building menstrual health knowledge in partnership with Tanzania Red Cross

Read the Tanzania Red Cross Pilot Study Report for more information the key findings from their pilot study distributing our schoolgirl kit with reusable menstrual pads in Tanzania in 2022.