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The Yara Reusable Sanitary Initiative

The Challenge

Menstruation is a natural process, but it is rarely talked about because of cultural taboos, stigma, 

and lack of appropriate sanitary products and how to manage menstruation safely and with dignity.

At least 500 million women and girls globally (AND IN NIGERIA 25%) lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management (MHM). Inadequate WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) facilities, particularly in public places, such as in schools, workplaces, or health centers, can pose a major obstacle to women and girls.


The initiative develops well thought out innovative menstrual hygiene and sexual reproductive health education with comprehensive support, as well as sanitary pads that keep girls in school, keeps them healthy, enabling them to make informed decisions and live out their full potential.

Our Beliefs and Vision

We believe that when girls have the right knowledge and education about their bodies and rights, as well as accessibility to quality and sustainable products for staying healthy, safe, and in school, they are better equipped to make well-informed decisions about their bodies and lives.


When women and girls are given equal rights and education, everyone wins. An informed woman is an empowered woman who can positively impact her family, community, state, nation, and the world.

Our Vision

  • Yara Reusable Sanitary pad will be made available to every young woman and girl.

  • Production center for sewing of the Yara Reusable Sanitary Pad

  • Safe space in communities with focus on Menstrual hygiene education, Sexual Reproductive health, AIDS/HIV.

  • Shea Entrepreneurial Education: We will provide the local women who produces the raw shea Butter with business and management education.

Our Pledge 

We pledge to continue to fight for the equality of rights, using advocacy to educate on issues that matter using our platform to create beauty products and exposure that will give hope and love.

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