Empowering Girls, closing the gender gap in education


In Uganda, as is true in many parts of the world, women often lack access to simple yet expensive menstrual hygiene products. Every month, many female students are forced to miss days of school, with direct impact on their academic progress. In 2012 Brick by Brick Uganda funded a needs assessment to research this problem and inquire from the girls themselves, about a practical solution. Thus, the My Pads Project was born. 

Read more about what our partner, Brick by Brick, is doing to solve social problems with market-based solutions in the Brick by Brick Blog.

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