After train-the-trainer sessions by AFRIpads (Elise Schutte) our newly trained trainers at Afokantan (Nuts2’s factory in Benin) have started to hand AFRIpads to our factory staff. In our factory, about 80% of staff is female. AFRIpads is an Africa based social enterprise, manufacturing re-usable sanitary pads. In a world where women. AFRIpads are sold in a package deal with hygiene training.

AFRIpads recognizes that if we can overcome menstrual barriers, we are one step closer to gender equality. Women and girls around the world who use AFRIpads Menstrual Kits are empowered with the protection and comfort they need during menstruation. This enables them to stay in school, go to work, and participate in daily life with the confidence, dignity and peace of mind they deserve.

At Nuts2, we consider this a pilot, from which we want to learn and see how best to replicate and sustain the positive impact.