Welcome to KujaEcoPads.
We are simplifying the period experience for rural and semi urban women and girls by combining the benefit of herbal leafs and agro- waste banana and plantain stem to create a breakthrough in women’s health and wellness. We’re making Cameroon’s first 100% biodegradable sanitary napkins. Project video
This innovation came based on the premise that donated pads are not sustainable but a marketable approach can be long lasting.
KujaEcoPads are made accessible and affordable to women and sold at 70% less than mainstream pads.
When I thought of starting KujaEcoPads, I wanted to do more than create a livelihood for myself, I wanted to create a social enterprise that had impact. I aligned my business’ efforts directly to the Sustainable Development Goals. Along with my women, Kuja Women, we are creating a scalable platform where safe and natural pads are sold at affordable prices.
Women and girls who have access to affordable sanitary pads have more opportunities to learn, be healthy and live safely. Hence, from the Sustainable Development Goals, KujaEcoPads addresses:
Goal #1: “End poverty in all its forms everywhere.”
Goal #3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages by subsidizing high cost of menstrual pads and teaching women how to manufacture pads locally and manage their periods. This ensures that girls and women can remain in school.”
Goal # 4: “Ensures quality education for girls. With easy access and affordability to sanitary pads, girls will be empowered to stay in school during their monthly period.”
Goal #5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” Our project empowers women in Cameroon’s North West region through job training, and holistic wrap-around support. This lifts women out of poverty and offers them a life of hope.”
Goal #8:” Promote sustained inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Goal #9: “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.”
Goal # 17: “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.”