An update from the ladies of Lunapads!
In December of 2011 we asked for support from friends, customers and members of the Mothering.com community to provide 300 girls with AFRIpads kits as part of our Uganda 2012 trip. We are thrilled to report that thanks to your generosity, 350 kits were distributed near Jinja, Uganda on May 17!
What is particularly special to us about this distribution is that it was done via AFRIpads. As regular readers know, there is a longstanding mutual business crush going on between Lunapads and AFRIpads: this is the first time that we have worked directly with them.
For all that we were deeply proud to make and send Pads4Girls kits around the world from our factory here in Vancouver, it feels especially amazing that these pads were made right in Uganda: not only did 350 girls get life changing AFRIpad kits, but furthermore, 50 women have jobs making them.
The recipient groups were Buwenda Primary School and Budondo Senior School. Sexual and Reproductive Health workshops were delivered by a counselor from Marie Stopes International, which were also supported by Phionah, Helen and Ivette from the AFRIpads team.