THE SHE28 CAMPAIGN

18% of girls and women in Rwanda miss out on school and work last year because they could not afford to buy menstrual pads.

Quite apart from the personal injustice, and the larger issues of health and dignity, we’re also talking about a potential GDP loss of $215 per women every year – a total of $115,000,000 in Rwanda. It’s bad business. Bottom line.

 

 

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Here's what we are doing about it

SHE is helping women jumpstart social businesses to manufacture and distribute affordable menstrual pads. Coupled with health education and advocacy, girls and women will have even more productive lives than before.

Banana farmers in Rwanda throw away tons of trunk fiber every year. We provide them with equipment and training, so that they can process it and sell it to us.

Banana farmers in Rwanda throw away tons of trunk fiber every year. We provide them with equipment and training, so that they can process it and sell it to us.

Banana farmers in Rwanda throw away tons of trunk fiber every year. We provide them with equipment and training, so that they can process it and sell it to us. 

We take it to our community factory to be cut, carded, washed, fluffed, and solar dried. Our manufacturing process is U.S. patent approved!

We take it to our community factory to be cut, carded, washed, fluffed, and solar dried. Our manufacturing process is U.S. patent approved!

We take it to our community factory in Ngoma, Rwanda to be cut, carded, washed, fluffed, and solar dried. Our manufacturing process is U.S. patent approved! 

Now it’s ready to be made into menstrual pads, wrapped in eye-catching designs, and sold at an affordable price-point to women and to schools, where they can be given to girls who need them.

Now it’s ready to be made into menstrual pads, wrapped in eye-catching designs, and sold at an affordable price-point to women and to schools, where they can be given to girls who need them.

Now it’s ready to be made into menstrual pads, wrapped in eye-catching designs, and sold at an affordable price-point to women and to schools, where they can be given to girls who need them. 

We don’t stop there. We are debunking myths and taboos about menstruation with our health and hygiene education in schools and in the community.

We don’t stop there. We are debunking myths and taboos about menstruation with our health and hygiene education in schools and in the community.

We don’t stop there. We are debunking myths and taboos about menstruation with our health and hygiene education in schools and in the community.

We’re bringing on Rwandan and global leaders to instigate along with us to waive value-added taxes on pads.

We’re bringing on Rwandan and global leaders to instigate along with us to waive value-added taxes on pads.

We’re bringing on Rwandan and global leaders to instigate along with us to waive value-added taxes on pads.

We're creating a blueprint to franchise globally. It’s a sustainable system that can be rolled out anywhere. We think it’s straight up common sense.

We're creating a blueprint to franchise globally. It’s a sustainable system that can be rolled out anywhere. We think it’s straight up common sense.

We're creating a blueprint to franchise globally. It’s a sustainable system that can be rolled out anywhere. We think it’s straight up common sense.