Creating employment by supporting women to start their own businesses to generate stable income and sustain themselves and their family.
Problems and Solutions
Menstruation affects 10% of the sustainable development,starting from zero hunger,low poverty,good health and wellbeing,Gender Equality,clean water and sanitation,Decent work and economic growth,responsible consumption and production ,climate action ,life under water and life on land.Over 3.5m adolescent girls lack what to use during menstruation.1\3 of these girls lack appropriate information about menstruation prior to their start, and some of these girls force themselves to attend school using unhealthy filthy materials to manage their periods.By producing safegirl kits, by providing accurate information about menstruation,by providing affordable menstrual kits,by conducting awareness campaigns in both schools and communities,we will be able to keep a Girl child in school and young Girls will have a bright future.
Women miss work and hence cannot provide for their families due to periods
Girls miss up to 48 days of school a year
There is a lack of accurate information about menstruation.
What we are doing
Safe Girl Initiative, a manufacturer of reusable sanitary pads, significantly improves the lives of our customers and beneficiaries by providing an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and hygienic menstrual hygiene solution. Our reusable pads offer comfort and leak protection, ensuring girls and women can engage in daily activities without interruptions. By eliminating the need for single-use products, we promote environmental sustainability. Additionally, our initiative empowers women with access to menstrual hygiene products, fostering their dignity, health, and overall well-being. Through this approach, we contribute to breaking taboos around menstruation and enhancing gender equality in the communities we serve.
Employing people with disabilities, especially women, under the Safe Girl initiative is essential for promoting inclusivity and diversity. creating a more equitable and accessible work environment, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment for all employees. Our team with speech and hearing impairments bring unique perspectives and talents, enriching the creativity and problem-solving capabilities. We are committed to social responsibility and equal opportunities, challenging societal stereotypes and contributing to the broader goal of building a more inclusive and accepting society for people of all abilities.
Started in 2018 with 2 women tailors producing 100 kits a month
To date we have 8 women at the Mpigi production site and these produce up to 50000 kits annually.
We recognise the significance of menstrual hygiene management in promoting the health and dignity of women and girls
Our mission is to provide eco-friendly reusable sanitary pads, menstrual training and empower marginalized communities with access to sustainable menstrual hygiene solutions, promoting women’s health, dignity, and social equity.
- Menstruation should never ashame, isolate or oppress any woman or girl
- The safe girl kit comes in different sizes of small, medium and large with 2 reusable sanitary pads,a cotton knicker,a bar of mosquito repellent soap and a storage bag
We do carry out school outreaches and community outreaches to help raise awareness and educate the community about menstrual health, breaking taboos, and dispelling myths. The outreaches also facilitate open discussions, addressing concerns, and answering questions, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. Still, direct interactions with community members enable the Safe Girl to understand specific needs, tailoring solutions accordingly. outreaches also promote the distribution of reusable sanitary pads, ensuring accessibility. and the community engagement builds trust, encouraging women and girls to adopt healthier practices, leading to enhanced well-being, reduced stigma, and sustainable menstrual hygiene management.
Over 100,000 men, women and girls are impacted in our community /school outreaches.
Community Trainings in Reusable Pad Making.
First Period Experiences
In order for a young woman to thrive, we have to invest in her future.