Huru is a Swahili word that means “freedom.”

African girls drop out of school because of their periods

WITH HURU KITS

PERIOD RELATED ABSENTEEISM
HAS REDUCED BY 87%

 

WHAT WE DO

HURU gives girls the freedom to stay in school. We began in Kenya, providing thousands of at-risk girls with HURU kits that include reusable sanitary pads, and the sexual and reproductive health information they need to avoid HIV/AIDS and stay healthy.

Huru has produced 1,000,000 Huru pads and distributed Huru Kits to more than 125,000 girls in Kenya and Tanzania.

 

“I dropped out of school in the sixth grade. Education was not good because boys laughed at me when I stained my skirt with blood…I ask boys to give me money to buy pads. Bad luck, you have to pay them with sex.”

 
 

– Adhiambo, age 14

Every Huru Kit you donate keeps a girl from missing school during her period. Continuing her education dramatically reduces her chances of facing poverty as an adult, being forced into unwanted sex or prostitution, or contracting HIV.

HURU KITS

EACH KIT INCLUDES

  • 8 reusable sanitary pads
  • 3 pairs of underwear
  • Infographic on proper sanitary pad usage

  • Ziploc bag to store used pads (There’s a good reason for it, we can tell you why!)
  • Soap to wash the sanitary pads
  • Life-skills educational booklet

 

Our environmentally-friendly Huru Kits are locally and sustainably produced, which provides jobs within the community.

CONTACT

Please direct all inquiries and correspondence to:

HURU International
15 W. 26th Street, 11th floor
NY, NY, 10010
212.340.7115
info@HuruInternational.org