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RECFAM produces organic and biodegradable sanitary pads - PRIDE Pads - out of banana and plantain fibre for schoolgirls and women. Women are integrated into the whole value chain, receiving training and income opportunities. 

PRIDE Pads are biodegradable, accessible, affordable, and quality sanitary pads for schoolgirls and women in rural and peri-urban impoverished communities. Locally manufactured banana and plantain fibre serves as raw material for the production process. Women are integrated in the whole value chain from raw material production to manufacturing and distribution.

The enterprise provides menstrual health education to women and girls in Ghana. To reach customer target groups, the pads are sold during weekly market days in villages.

  • Facilitate distribution of PRIDE sanitary pads to schools and women throughout Ghana in collaboration with Ghana Education Service.
  • Collaborate with partners to train women in intercropping on their banana and plantain farms to boost their yields, which in turn boosts their economic livelihood.
  • Target 80 communities and 50-60 women per community for the production and supply of banana and plantain fibre in 5 years.
  • Establish 3 self-sustaining sanitary pad factories in Ghana within the next 5 years.


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