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Break the Taboo around Menstruation

Break the Taboo around Menstruation

As a socially responsible global citizen, you can make a difference in the lives of marginalized adolescent girls in Kenya by supporting Maji na Ufanisi’s Menstrual Health Management project.

Part of our mission is to provide reusable sanitary pads to girls from impoverished backgrounds, enabling them to manage their menstruation in a hygienic, sustainable, and dignified way and stay in school.

Our Mission

By donating to our project, you will be part of a movement that empowers girls to overcome the social, cultural and economic barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Your contribution will help us provide menstrual health education, counseling, and sanitation facilities to girls in need.

Our project has already impacted the lives of thousands of girls  and boys and their communities.

Goals and Objectives

Goal: Improve education, health, and environmental standards of Kenyan public primary schools by upgrading water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, and providing education on menstrual hygiene management and sexual reproductive health rights.

Boys will receive  underwear as part of the project.


  • Improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene services in selected primary schools.
  • Educate young girls and biys on age-appropriate menstrual hygiene management.
  • Educate young boys and girls on age-appropriate sexual reproductive health rights.
  • Improve knowledge of proper sanitation and hygiene, MHM, and SRHR in selected primary schools.
  • Foster a socio-cultural environment that enables the provision of MHM and SRHR information and services.
  • Construct and rehabilitate WASH facilities for pupils, teachers, and support staff.
  • Enhance knowledge of solid waste management in the surrounding school ecosystems.

This project will target public primary schools in urban informal settlements across Kenya, which often have high pupil enrolment and include boys, girls with special needs, teaching staff, and support staff.

Changing lives one pad at a time – Our reusable sanitary pads bring comfort, dignity, and hope

Give Girls in Africa the Gift of Education with Reusable Sanitary Pads

Every year, millions of girls and girls in Kenya drop out of school due to lack of access to menstrual hygiene products and sanitation intervention support.

Our reusable sanitary pads project aims to keep adolescent girls in school by providing them with high-quality, washable menstrual pads.

Reusable Sanitary Pads are More Affordable and Sustainable

Our reusable sanitary pads are made of durable, high-quality materials that can be washed and reused for up to 5 years. 

Girls from Marginalized communities in Kenya can save money and reduce their environmental impact by using these pads instead of disposable products.

For $10, you’ll provide a Kenyan adolescent girl with reusable sanitary pads for maximum 5 years.

Provide Girls in Africa with Safe and Comfortable Menstrual Products

Many girls in Kenya are forced to use unsafe and uncomfortable materials during their periods, such as rags or leaves.

Our reusable sanitary pads provide a safe and comfortable alternative that allows girls to manage their periods with dignity.

By donating to our project, you can help us provide Kenyan girls with the menstrual products they need to stay healthy and confident.

Join the Fight for Menstrual Equity and Gender Equality

Access to menstrual hygiene products is a basic human right, and lack of access can seriously affect girls’ health and education.

By supporting Maji na Ufanisi’s project, you’re joining the fight for menstrual equity and gender equality.

Your contribution will help us give girls in Kenya the tools they need to overcome the barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Promote Sustainable and Environmentally-Friendly Menstrual Health Management Practices

Our mission is to promote sustainable and environmentally-friendly menstrual health management practices.

By using reusable sanitary pads, we not only reduce the amount of waste generated by disposable pads, but we also provide a cost-effective solution for girls who may not have access to these products.

Our initiative empowers girls to take control of their menstrual health while also preserving the environment.

With your support, we can continue to make a positive impact on the lives of adolescent girls and the planet.

Empower Girls To Become Agents Of Change In Their Communities

We also believe in empowering girls to become agents of change in their communities.

By providing them with access to menstrual health education and resources, we equip them with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions about their health.

This empowers them to not only take care of themselves but also to educate their peers and communities on sustainable menstrual health management practices.

Join us in our mission to support girls and create a better future for all.

Comfort meets sustainability – Our reusable sanitary pads offer reliability and peace of mind for every girl!

PadMad and Maji na Ufanisi Partnership

PadMad and Maji Na Ufanisi (MnU) have come together through an innovative Public Private Partnership (PPP) model that will help mitigate some of these challenges.

PadMad is a social enterprise based in Kenya that works on addressing period poverty by providing a sustainable MHM solution.

PadMad introduces MHM and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) education to underprivileged and marginalized communities.

The organization also manufactures biodegradable, affordable, long-lasting, and sustainable sanitary towels demonstrating its commitment and contribution to a safe and sustainable environment as a corporate citizen.

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Menstrual Health Access Situation

Globally, on any given day, more than 300 million women menstruate, and an estimated 500 million women and girls struggle to access menstrual products or proper facilities that aid MHM.

According to UNESCO, one out of ten girls, translating to 20% of a given school in Sub-Saharan Africa, skips school during their menstrual cycle.

In Kenya, 54% of girls face significant challenges accessing MHM products, and 22% of school-going girls purchase the products using their own money, as reported by the Ministry of Health.

Over 65% of women and girls in Kenya cannot afford sanitary pads, according to a study by Afri-Can Trust.

With over 4 million adolescent girls and boys likely to suffer sanitation-related challenges in Kenya, the lack of good facilities in most primary schools in rural and informal settlements could contribute to menstrual anxiety and menstrual insecurity for the learners, causing them to skip classes and, in extreme cases, drop out of school.

Why Menstrual Health Management Should be Prioritized

Menstruation should not limit school-going adolescent girls from enjoying optimal educational rights, and gender inequality between girls and their male peers should not result from poor Menstrual Health Management (MHM).

Girls should be aware, confident, and able to respond to the menstruation days without shame, anxiety, and fear of menstrual accidents such as leakage or menstrual discomfort.

The Menstrual Health Management (MHM) situation in Kenya, especially in rural and informal settlements, requires an affordable and easily accessible yet hygienic intervention.

For $10, you'll provide a Kenyan adolescent girl with reusable sanitary pads for maximum 5 years.

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Why Support Maji na Ufanisi’s Menstrual Health Management Project?

501(3)(c) Status

One of the unique features of donating to Maji na Ufanisi is that it uses the Institute for Education, Research, and Scholarships as its fiscal sponsor. 

This means that all donations sent to Maji na Ufanisi are tax-deductible, making it a smart and impactful way to support a worthy cause.

Maji na Ufanisi recognizes the vital importance of menstrual hygiene management for women and girls.

In many rural communities in Kenya, there is a lack of knowledge and resources when it comes to menstrual hygiene. This can lead to serious health issues and even exclusion from education or other activities during menstruation.

By donating to Maji na Ufanisi, you are directly contributing to the implementation of menstrual hygiene management programs in these communities.

Your support can provide access to affordable menstrual products, education on menstrual hygiene, and the necessary infrastructure to manage menstrual waste.

Proven track record

Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development) has been operating for 27 years, and during that time, they have been making a significant impact in providing clean water, sanitation, and menstrual health management (MHM) to Kenyans. 

Our long track record of success is a testament to Our commitment to Our mission and Our ability to deliver effective solutions.

Recognition for excellence

The menstrual health management (MHM) charity has won several awards for their work, including the 2015 AfricaSan Youth Award. This recognition is a testament to our dedication to our cause and our ability to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in need.

Strong partnerships

Maji na Ufanisi works closely with national and county governments, as well as over 30 community-based organizations. 

These strong partnerships help to ensure that our solutions are tailored to the specific needs of the communities we serve, and that they are effectively integrated with broader development efforts.

Good Stewardship of Donations and Grants

Water and Development (Maji na Ufanisi) uses in-kind grants to provide clean water,  sanitation and sustainable menstrual health management (MHM) services to Kenyans. This means you can be confident that your support is being used to directly provide essential resources to those in need.

Sustainable impact

Solutions provided by the menstrual health management (MHM) charity are designed to have a long-lasting impact. By partnering with us, you can contribute to a sustainable solution that will improve the lives of people in need for years to come.

For $10, you'll provide a Kenyan adolescent girl with reusable sanitary pads for maximum 5 years.

What Beneficiaries and Partners Say About Water and Development (Maji na Ufanisi)

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - “Thanks to the support of Maji na Ufanisi, I now have access to reusable sanitary pads, and I no longer have to miss school during my period. I am now top of my class, and I want to become a doctor to help other girls like me.”
14 yearls old student
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ -"I have been supporting Maji na Ufanisi for the past two years and I have seen firsthand the impact that their programs have on communities in need. In particular, their menstrual hygiene management program is truly life-changing for girls and women who previously had limited access to menstrual products and education. I am proud to support such a great organization and know that my donations are making a real difference."
John Terry and Family, Colorado, USA
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - "As a teacher in a rural Kenyan school, I have seen the positive effects of Maji na Ufanisi's water, sanitation, and hygiene programs on my students. Before these programs were implemented, many of my students would miss school due to water-related illnesses or lack of proper sanitation facilities. Now, my students have access to clean water and safe sanitation, and I have seen a significant improvement in their health and attendance. I am grateful to Maji na Ufanisi for their work in our community."
Mary Anyango
School Teacher, Kenya

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