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Partners

Partners

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 is working to install a pad machine in Afghanistan, placing three more pad machines in different regions in India, and supporting the production of cloth reusable pads in Sierra Leone. With your help, we hope to place machines in Kenya, Nepal, South Africa, and Uganda in 2020. Use the links below to learn more about our partnerships!
If you’re interested in partnering please contact info@thepadproject.org.

OUR NGO PARTNERS

AMOR Relief NGO

We have partnered with AMOR, a non-profit organization that operates Afshar Hospital and ten community clinics in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afshar Hospital works to improve the overall health of women in the local community by promoting best practices with regards to sexual and reproductive health, sanitation and hygiene, and special prenatal care. Due to a demand for 15,000-20,000 pads per month, the hospital requested to partner with The Pad Project to install a semi-automated pad machine within the hospital premises. Afshar Hospital will provide space, electricity, and storage for the pad machine in a secure environment, and they will employ 3-4 women to operate the machine.

Action India NGO

To install the first pad machine, The Pad Project partnered with Action India, a grassroots, community-based organization founded in 1976 in the midst of the Autonomous Women's Movement of India. Believing in a just, egalitarian society for all, Action India works with women, children, and men to tackle issues like sexual and reproductive health rights, gender-based violence, menstrual hygiene management, skill development, and adolescent sexual and mental health. The Pad Project and Action India believe that women have strong potential to become agents of change for social transformation and leaders in the fight for civil and political rights.

In 2017, The Pad Project began working with Action India, a grassroots, community-based organization founded in 1976 in the midst of the Autonomous Women’s Movement in India, to identify a community of women who wanted a pad machine in their village. As seen in the film Period. End of Sentence., The Pad Project helped Action India purchase and install a manual pad machine in the village of Kathikhera. Today, Action India holds more than 100 total workshops per month, covering three different locations, and reaches over 5,000 women directly or indirectly by their Menstrual Health Management (MHM) initiatives.

Sierra Leone Rising

We have partnered with Sierra Leone Rising, an organization dedicated to fostering quality education, supporting girls’ empowerment, and ensuring public health in Sierra Leone. In 2017, Sierra Leone Rising conducted a survey which revealed that 24% of girls were absent from schools within Bumpe Ngao Chiefdom because of inconveniences during their menstrual periods. Our partnership will provide reusable sanitary pads for 250 women, training for self-stitching skills for reusable sanitary pads, and educational workshops on menstrual management hosted by Sierra Leone Rising.

The Desai Foundation

As of November 2019, we have partnered with The Desai Foundation to help expand their Asani Sanitary Napkin Program to the Nanded District of Maharashtra. The grant will support a portion of the funds required to purchase the new semi-automated machine, which will produce retail quality sanitary napkins. The machine will be installed by the end of 2019 and will produce 5,000 pads per day, improving the health and livelihood of thousands who live in the region.
reusable sanitary pads for 250 women, training for self-stitching skills for reusable sanitary pads, and educational workshops on menstrual management hosted by Sierra Leone Rising.

The EcoHub Small Industries

We have partnered with EcoHub in India, a social enterprise working in more than 50 villages in the north-eastern states of Assam and Nagaland to produce sanitary napkins. We will help EcoHub grow their program by providing them with a manual pad machine. EcoHub aims to reach 2,000 women through the 5 villages they serve in the state of Nagaland. Additionally, EcoHub will conduct health check-ups and set up health awareness camps to improve menstrual and reproductive health.

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