Helping girls and women in Western Kenya overcome period poverty and fulfil their potential

Friends of Buburi is a small UK charity with a big impact, the POP project is dedicated to providing sanitary protection to keep girls in education and support business opportunities for women

Helping girls and women in Western Kenya overcome period poverty and fulfil their potential

Friends of Buburi is a small UK charity with a big impact, the POP project is dedicated to providing sanitary protection to keep girls in education and support business opportunities for women

Helping girls and women in Western Kenya overcome period poverty and fulfil their potential

Friends of Buburi is a small UK charity with a big impact, the POP project is dedicated to providing sanitary protection to keep girls in education and support business opportunities for women

Welcome to the Power of Pads/POP project

We support girls and women in poor areas of Western Kenya by providing reusable sanitary pads and start up funding for pad making businesses.

Girls can miss school when they have their period because of the lack of sanitary protection and this means they are disadvantaged educationally, become disempowered and the cycle of poverty continues. We also know that some girls will have sex with men to get money to buy pads and this places them in danger of early pregnancy, sexual abuse and child marriage. By providing reusable pads, our experience shows that school absenteeism is reduced, teenage pregnancy is reduced and educational attainment is increased.

Women struggle to feed their children and by offering them an opportunity to start their own business they can make an income, provide for their families and help their communities.

Our UK based Trustees run the charity and with our partner organisations, we are able to make an impact on girls’ and womens’ health, gender inequality and also support local communities.

We can only do this with enormous financial help from our friends and supporters and so we hope you’d like to help us to help these girls and women.

100% of your donation will go towards our work in Western Kenya

reusable pads given to girls so far

woman given start up funding so far

UK girls & women have made pads for us

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