Our Work Internationally

Many young girls living in rural Kenya cannot afford sanitary products. Some try to use unhygienic alternatives like cloths or leaves, others are forced to miss school when they are on their period. Many resort to having sex with older men in exchange for pads, which puts them at a high risk of contracting HIV.

We were determined to find a sustainable solution to this problem and so we developed a reusable pad. Its comfortable, easy to use and one sixth of the cost of disposables.

The pads are manufactured in Nairobi before being transported to our Lily Ladies. These are groups of women that we train in entrepreneurial skills and menstrual health education. They teach in local schools, ensuring every girl understands what is happening in her body during menstruation and working to reduce stigma. They also sell the pads in schools and in their communities. 


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We currently work across three locations in Kenya and have trained 32 Lily Ladies. People like you buying LilyPads in the UK is key to us sustainably growing our Kenya work. If you want to find out more about what we do in Kenya, or to find out how you can support our work there directly you can email us at team@lilypads.org.uk alternatively you can donate here.

We’re putting a stop to girls being unable to access sanitary products. Period.

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