Our vision is for a world where periods do not determine potential
Without the resources or information to manage menstruation, millions of girls around the world are forced to miss school during their periods. In Kenya - one of the countries in which Huru works - the average girl reports missing at least 3 days of school per month because she doesn’t have what she needs to manage her period.
This has serious personal and educational consequences, like falling behind in class, dropping out altogether and having to use unsafe substitutes for pads like mattress filling or leaves. Luckily, we have a solution.
65% OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN KENYA CANNOT AFFORD SANITARY PADS.
When having a period is unaffordable, girls are forced to stay home from the classroom.
We have a straightforward solution: high quality reusable sanitary pads and comprehensive health education. Period. Huru locally produces girl-approved reusable sanitary pads, designed for the resilient girls and women who wear them. Our pads are distributed alongside comprehensive health education on menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive health, HIV-prevention, gender-based violence and life skills education.
To date, we’ve kept 165,000 girls in school and young women healthy across underserved communities in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
3 Ways to Get Involved Today:
Knowledge is power. Learn more about why menstruation is key to keeping girls in school, young women healthy and vital to gender equity worldwide.
Celebrate with Huru! Donate your birthday on Facebook and provide girls and young women in need with essential menstrual products and health education.
In Swahili, Huru means freedom, which is the idea behind our Huru Kit: 8 pads, 3 pairs of underwear, soap, a resealable bag, and health education that gives her the freedom to be herself, worry-free.