Lois Harris & Jane Anyango
Founder & CEO of Kibera Pad Co.
In the time I spent with Jane, I discovered only 50% of people are employed in Kibera, the average wage is US$1 per day, and most families can’t afford sanitary pads. When dirt, leaves, rags, and selling their bodies doesn’t work, girls miss class and finally leave school. 65% of girls never finish their education.
Kibera Pad Co.
The Kibera Pad Company produces high-tech, low impact sanitary pads for high school girls in the Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya. These are produced in a micro-factory located in the Kibera Slum with workers drawn from unemployed women in the slum. The pad production currently serves 50 schools in Kibera with an increasing demand. These pads are produced at no cost to the girls which helps to keep the girls coming to school and furthering their education.