Safe Girl

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

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

School Outreaches

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.

In Uganda, women are spending eight hours every day on average on unpaid domestic labor such as cooking and cleaning, catching firewood and water, and taking care of children and elders. This leaves them with very little time to earn their own income and makes them highly dependent on their husband or family. As a result, many women are limited in making their own decisions and improving their life situation. We support marginalized women in rural Uganda, in particular single mothers and widows, to start their own business in order to become economically independent and be able to make their own decisions. We equip them with important skills  to run a business sustainably and successfully. Currently, we have 135 women working with GEJJA in different kind of fields: craft- and organic soap making, practicing permaculture, reusable sanitary pad & baby diaper production and wine making.

First Period Experiences

In order for a young woman to thrive, we have to invest in her future.

Nakanzike Bridget

My name is Nakanyinke Bridget, I am 15 yrs old. I live in Mpigi District with my two younger sisters and my mother.Before coming to

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Nalubega Daphine

My name is Nalubega Daphine,I’m 13yrs old and am a Ugandan by Nationality. I live in Bulyasi village found in Mpigi District. I stay with

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Eve Nalubowa

My name is Evelyn Nalubowa.I am 19years old,Iam a Ugandan by Nationality. I was born in afamily of 3 boys. I grew up in the

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Namuwonge Alice

My name is Namuwonge Alice, I am 7 years old. I am in primary one at Hope Hill. I stay with my mother Mpigi District.

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