We at The Pad Project are grateful for our partners on the ground who help monitor and ensure the success of each program. Thanks to your contributions, The Pad Project has placed 13 pad machines in Afghanistan, India, Kenya, Nepal and Sri Lanka. We’ve implemented 9 washable pad-making programs in The Bahamas, Ghana, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.
The Pad Project is combating period poverty in the U.S. by hosting menstrual product donation drives in the greater Los Angeles area and providing grassroots organizations across the country with grants to purchase bulk menstrual supplies. Use the links below to learn more about our partnerships!
Please note, we are not accepting new international partners at this time. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR PARTNERS AROUND THE GLOBE
Inua Dada Foundation
Central City Neighborhood Partners
Covenant House CA
Emily & Kayla
Oceanside Unified School District
Santa Ana USD
Students Against Period Poverty
The Source LGBT+ Center
The Ladybug Program
Union Rescue Mission
Women 4 Women Tempe
Women's Foundation Nepal
I Support The Girls
The Kwek Society
Arkansas Women’s Outreach
Power Pump Girls
Thurman Perry Foundation
East Troy High School
Little Flock School
Plan for the Villages Uganda
Pencils of Promise
Dignified Girl Project
The Period Project
Georgia Southern University
A. L. Mebane Middle School
Junior League of Tallahassee
Free Flo Box
St. Vincent de Paul
Franklin High School
Dearborn Public Health
Morgan County School District Re-3
African Immigrants Resources Center
No More Secrets MBS
CCE Albany County
CCE Schenectady County
MASA Las Adelitas
Middlesex Community College
Women's Refugee Care
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Pencils of Promise
Sierra Leone Rising
Partnership Health Center
A Bucket at a Time
Nathan Hale High School
San Antonio Independent School District
OUR NGO PARTNERS
Pads Across America
ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER FROM THE INQUIRER
Pads for Schools
Leap of Faith Grant
“Menstrual products are a necessity, not a privilege, but our society doesn’t always support this idea. Everyone should have access to menstrual products, especially if they are coming from difficult situations. I hope that this project will start a series of efforts in my community to work to provide those in need with the products they need.”
“They deserve to be informed about their own bodies and of all the period product options/tips/tricks that will help them take care of their menstruation. We hope that this course can also help children to learn to take better care of themselves as well as make more informed decisions in the future.”
~ Emily & Kayla
"As Miss Junior, my platform “Applying Pressure” is focused on improving individuals’ needs and pushing everyone to aim high for goals, standing heavily on "Knowledge is like a garden. If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested." - African Proverb."
"I want to provide period products that vary in type, size, and absorbency to people in need, giving them the power to choose which product is best for them. Because everyone should have access to the period products they need. Cups and period underwear are provided in the hope that they will help solve period product insecurity in my neighborhood. It has been exciting to see demand for pads and tampons drop significantly as I provide more sustainable options."
~ Jen Glayzer
The Pad Project is honored to support the Free Flo Box and is so thankful to Jen for being such an amazing menstrual equity advocate!
“The menstrual products purchased from this grant will be utilized to support our greater community of graduate students that menstruate. When provided adequate supplies, those that menstruate will not have to worry about where their next tampon or sanitary napkins come from, and would be able to focus more on their schooling, work, and well-being. Having these products available for our students will make it easier for our students to participate in our society and reduce mental health issues that come from period poverty.”
- Krystine Cabrera
The Pad Project is thrilled to support Krystine’s work of increasing access to menstrual products for students at the East-West Center!
“Providing these products in the foster community within my community is a step towards bringing girls what they need. A period should never stop a girl from going to school, extra activities, or daily life. I wanted to bring awareness within my community about period poverty and just period acceptance all together because this issue affects women all around the world and if I can improve some of it within my community it is still a change in the right direction.”
The Pad Project is thrilled to have supported Lauren’s work by donating menstrual products for her period packages. Thank you, Lauren, for being an advocate for menstrual health!
“I want to expand the project to educate my community about menstruation and menstrual poverty through YouTube videos and menstrual pamphlets that I can place in local libraries and clinics!”
Menstrual Kit Distribution
Pad Machine Program
Washable Menstrual Product Program
The Pad Project has partnered with PoP to implement a reusable cloth pad-making program in the Zona Reina region of Guatemala. The project will teach PoP staff and local teachers how to make reusable pads with cloth and sewing kits. Teachers will then work with their students, both boys and girls, to create reusable pads. Students will be able to create their own pads, which will help them manage their periods.
The project will serve an estimate of 600 students in two schools and provide training to them, as well as 30 teachers, on how to use the reusable pads. Our collective goal is that this reusable cloth pad-making program will expand to different schools in the community and create sustainable social change by increasing access to menstrual hygiene products.
Photography by Nick Onken
NGO PARTNERS FUNDED BY L. & THE PAD PROJECT
Pads for All (U.S.)
Pad Machine Program
The Pad Project is partnering with the Inua Dada Foundation to place a manual pad machine in Nairobi County. The project, funded by our official period care partner This is L., aims to promote period equity by providing safe, affordable, and accessible menstrual hygiene products to women and girls. The pad machine will employ 5-6 women to produce and sell quality sanitary pads at affordable prices.
One of the women who will be working on the machine says, “It's so difficult trying to manage my menstruation. I'm 22 with an 8 month-old baby, I don't have any consistent income stream and I can barely afford food and diapers, let alone pads. Women and girls need quality and safe menstrual management materials to manage their menstrual periods with dignity and pride.”
During the first year, the project will provide sanitary menstrual products and menstrual hygiene management workshops for approximately 8,000 individuals.
Washable Menstrual Product Program
In Malawi, DfG has partnered with Chief Theresa Kachindamoto, a world leader in preventing early child marriage, to support the distribution of period kits and the implementation of menstrual health management workshops. All pads will be made by local enterprise leaders in Malawi. In Zimbabwe, DfG is working with local enterprise leaders to provide period kits and menstrual hygiene education to 500 girls and women. In Lebanon, local DfG leaders are distributing period kits to Lebanese and Syrian refugees to combat the recent 500% price increase in menstrual products, which have been exacerbated by COVID-19 and the Beirut explosions. In Uganda, DfG is working with local leaders to provide period kits to female prisoners who have had no access to menstrual products since COVID shut down their supply.
The Pad Project and Pencils of Promise are excited to partner to reach more students enrolled in PoP’s reusable cloth pad-making program across schools in Ghana. This project will educate local teachers and students – of all genders – on how to create reusable pads with cloth and sewing kits, then equip them with skills to practice healthy menstrual hygiene management.
This partnership will serve an estimated 800 students throughout small, rural communities in Ghana. Our collective goal is to offer direct services related to menstrual hygiene management through our reusable cloth pad-making program. We hope to expand this initiative across PoP schools in the community and create sustainable social change by increasing access to menstrual hygiene products and education. So far, approximately 2,385 washable pads have been produced, serving 795 menstruators. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 restrictions, PoP has not yet been able to resume their MHM programming.
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As a Gen-Z agency, we wanted to make sure we did business "for good." Alongside starting our company, we started a project called "Hygiene U Give" or "H.U.G." which aims to provide menstrual care products to underserved communities in LA. Since starting H.U.G. last year, we have donated over 600 hygiene kits to South Central LA. We are proud to partner with The Pad Project to continue fighting for period equality.
Over 4 billion tonnes of garbage are produced yearly in the US alone from disposable period products. The Period Company’s underwear and pads are non-disposable, last for years, and are completely free of PFAS toxins.
In 2021, periods should not be a barrier to anyone. The Pad Project is excited to be teaming up with The Period Company, who will be our official sustainable period product, and together, we’re working to eliminate period poverty in the U.S.
We're stronger together
We’re ready to give this project everything we have, but we know we can’t do it alone.