RECFAM - Pride Pads
Women Livelihood Empowerment in impoverished communities through sanitary pads production
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.
Research & Counselling Foundation for African Migrants (RECFAM) is the Ghanaian NGO out of which the production and distribution of PRIDE sanitary pads evolved.
Ghana Education Service (GES) and School Health Education Programme (SHEP) support the distribution of PRIDE sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene education in schools and communities.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) trains and advises banana and plantain farmers on the extraction of fibre and intercropping.
The Gratis Foundation supports in the manufacturing and maintenance of sanitary pad production machines.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.