The Umoja Centre's Social Enterprise Programme
Help Us Fight Period Poverty
One Pad At A Time.
What we do
Our Social Enterprise program produces reusable sanitary pads, to compate period poverty which currently is the cause for 1 in 10 girls to miss school, according to UNESCO.
Our reusable sanitary pads are a financially and environmentally sustainable choice to fight period poverty. With our pads girls can attend up to 50 more days in school per year. This also combats the gender academic performance gap.
With better attendance and performance, girls have more opportunities for academic success, thereby creating greater access to higher education and employment. Further breaking down the cycle of poverty.
The goal for the programme is to generate new, financially sustainable forms of impact for the Umoja Centre. The small profits we make are directly reinvested in The Umoja Centre's other programmes.
We also offer Menstrual Health Courses to advocate and enlighten young women on menstrual health.
Use Social Enterprise to fight period poverty and inequality
Produce reusable sanitary pads of the highest quality
The Umoja Kit
The Umoja Kit consists of four Umoja Pads, a carry pouch, a manual and a bag.
Our kits have been designed alongside our users to find the best solution for them.
The unique shape and the traditional african look makes our pads perfect for girls and women.
Our pads have four different layers that secures our pads does not leak when using.
The soft material on top makes the pads comfortable to wear and the buttons makes sure the pad stays in place.
The Carry Pouch
Our carry pouch is an essential tool in ensuring that our pads are used again and again.
The pouch has a waterproof layer inside which enables our users to carry used pads with them without leaking.
The bag is what holds our four pads, our carry pouch and our manual.
The bag can afterwards be used for toiletries etc.
The Umoja Kit contains four pads, a carry pouch, and a manual.
These products can be added to the kits at an additional cost.
How you can join the fight
100 kits were distributed to 40 Masaai women and their children in Tanzania.