ZanaAfrica's PAD Project-- Empowering the dreams of Kenyan girls

More than 800,000 girls in Kenya miss a week of school every month when they have their period because they don't have access to sanitary pads.

They shouldn't have to. 

And their sisters in other countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia who don't have access to pads shouldn't have to miss school either. In addition to my work as a researcher, writer, and anthropologist, I have the privilege of serving on the board of American Friends of ZanaAfrica. ZanaA's mission is to eradicate gender-based poverty and exclusion by helping girls be the force of change in their own lives through a very simple tool: a sanitary pad.

We're about to launch manufacturing of an eco-friendly, super affordable pad in Kenya and we're raising support for this. To learn more and to partner with us, take a look at the video and follow the link for more stats and details as to how we're keeping girls in school.

Learn about the issue and join in the solution at

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