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We are the first generation in the history of the world with the power to eliminate extreme poverty.

On average, African girls are half as likely to be enrolled in school as their brothers. Those who begin primary school often don't finish. They get married early and have children while they are still children. There are many cultural and economic factors for this, but one reason is that girls lack access to sanitary pads and reproductive education. Many girls miss a week of school every month. In a few months time they are hopelessly behind. The result: only 20% of African girls go on to secondary school.

Pads for Peace gives girls access to reusable sanitary pads. The pads are reusable, made of attractive, soft fleece and flannel, and are both made and distributed in Kenya. The girls who receive the pads are also in reproductive education and empowerment classes. Another great benefit of the program is that the women making the pads earn income by manufacturing and selling these pads to women in the community.

Girls will have the chance to finish school. Women won't miss a day of work. Their children won't miss a day of food. Join us to make this happen.

Give a girl a future. $25 pays for a kit including 6 pads and 10 liners (all fabric), 3 pairs of underpants, buckets, clothespins, a mesh drying bag, detergent, and lanolin. The pads are enough for a month's cycle, and hold up for 5 years of school.

Eliminate Poverty Now promotes economic development and educational opportunity in Africa, especially for women.

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