Organisations Supporting Girls With Sanitary Pads In Kenya

This is a list of organisations supporting girls with sanitary pads in Kenya. Kenya has many vulnerable girls who can’t access safe hygiene menstrual products, particularly sanitary pads. For this reason, many of the girls miss school due to a lack of such necessities.

Many organisations have however come up to support such vulnerable girls by distributing sanitary pads free of charge and offering counselling and training sessions based on menstrual health.

Here is a list of organisations supporting girls with sanitary pads in Kenya.

1. Heart Africa

Heart Africa has a project known as Freedom For Girls, a sanitary towel project that was initiated in 2006 by worldwide organisations of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian services on a voluntary basis. It ensures vulnerable adolescent school-going girls are provided with a year’s supply of sanitary towels.

Contacts: 0714 517 326, 0737 080 447.

2. Kenya Works Makini Pad Initiative

The initiative is a social enterprise that addresses menstruation management with an eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pad made of high performance, super-soft, ultra-absorbent fabric that is discreet and reliable. It produces and distributes about 25,000 pads and kits every year in Kenya.

Contact: 0720 783 616.


3. Miss Koch Kenya

Miss Koch Kenya is a not for profit and youth empowerment organisation that was founded in 2001 as a CBO. It was founded with the aim of addressing youth vulnerability, especially young girls in Korogocho slums, by distributing sanitary pads, kits and offering counselling services.

Contact: 0721 350 365.


4. Girl Child Network

It is an independent membership organisation that runs a campaign known as Stand for Girls, a campaign that ensures girls don’t miss a day of school because of menstruation. It distributes a dignity kit that contains sanitary towels, underwear and a sanitary pad wallet, mostly targeting girls from informal settlements, arid and semi-arid regions.

Contacts: 020 600 7137, 0708 406 671.


5. Mirror of Hope CBO

Mirror of Hope maintains a period bank in the Kibera community to provide a safe space to discuss menstrual health and hygiene and ensure a continuous supply of sanitary towels to vulnerable girls.

Contact: 0732 553 519.


6. ZanaAfrica Foundation

The foundation equips adolescent girls in Kenya with the tools they need to safely navigate puberty and step into their potential, while also leading global advocacy efforts to break the period taboo.


7. Huru International Kenya

Huru International delivers high-quality reusable menstrual pads, sexual and reproductive health education to girls and their peers. They give girls pads they can trust and information that they deserve to protect themselves and make informed decisions.

Contact: 0700 659 407.

8. Plan International Kenya

Plan International is active in 9 counties; Nairobi, Machakos, Kajiado, Tharaka Nithi, Kilifi, Kwale, Bondo, Homabay and Kisumu. It is involved in child protection, quality healthcare including water, sanitation and hygiene as well as adolescent and child health through The Girls Advocacy Alliance (GAA).

Contact: 0709 859 000.


9. My Flow Foundation

My Flow Foundation was born from the belief that every girl and woman deserves to have their dignity as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya. Its goal is to help girls reclaim the dignity that poverty denies them in their most sacred moment by ensuring that no girl misses school because they are on their period.

Contact: 0732 575 066.


10. Inua Dada Foundation

The foundation participates in multiple campaigns to end period poverty and convenes projects which seek to normalize conversations around reproductive health and rights, hold policymakers accountable and push towards free sanitary pads for adolescent girls.


Check out: List Of Sanitary Pads Manufacturers In Kenya

Zack Abuyeka

I am the third eye.My duty is to keep you updated of the current trends and events happening round the globe.