THINX, AFRIpads and Your Power of Purchase
Think about it.
While we may have issues with embarrassing moments or ruined clothes, what are women and girls using in the developing world during their "time of the month"? Can they easily run to their local drugstore to find the supplies they need? Overwhelmingly, the answer is no.
Many women and girls in the developing world - some 67 million and probably more - use unimaginable things during the days that they need support, such as twigs, leaves, mud, dirty rags, pieces of plastic or newspaper. This can lead to many complications such as health issues, discomfort and missed school or work which can severely limit their ability to become productive members of society.
To help solve this, we partnered with AFRIpads, an organization based in Uganda that creates washable, re-usable cloth pads for women in developing countries so that they can go back to school or work without worry and discomfort.
For every pair of THINX underwear you buy, AFRIpads manufactures seven (7) washable, re-usable cloth pads for those in need,
which not only creates jobs that drive the local economy and keep women engaged in life,
but also helps girls stay in school to go on to be productive members of society.
The AFRIpads mission is unique in that it is empowering, locally based, and sustainable. See how the women and girls in the communities are effected here: