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Nigerian Lady Making The 1st Modern Washable/ Reusable Sanitary Pads In Nigeria by Angelmm: 5:53pm On Sep 09, 2016
NIGERIAN LADY MAKING THE FIRST WASHABLE/ REUSABLE SANITARY PADS IN NIGERIA



Sexual abuse experiences are usually indelible. Having 9 years cruel, incredible and sour experiences, the founder of Pad-Up Creations, Olivia Onyemaobi raised a campaign against child sexual abuse in July, 2015, educating and rehabilitate children, especially the ones suffering from sexual trauma in Nigeria.


In September, 2015, she published a fiction-“The missing star”
which addressed the consequences of not speaking out when a child is sexually abused, which she used as a campaign tool to schools. She and her volunteers addressed and counseled over 1500 girls aged 7-17 in October, 2015. During the course of counseling and rehabilitating the girls, she discovered that many of the girls are exposed to sexual abuse because their parents could not afford some of their material need one of which is “sanitary pad”.

She also discovered that out of the 1500 girls counseled:

* 68% had infections due to the use of unhygienic materials during menstruation (Use of leaves, rags, old foams, dry grass, sitting on sand, etc).
*79% are usually absent from school during their menstrual week because they could not afford sanitary pads.
*97% of them lacked self esteem
*70% regret being girls because of their menstrual flow.
*95% of the girls counseled have had sexual intercourse at least twice in exchange of material needs, one of which is sanitary pad.
*42% of the girls counseled were lesbians at that age.

All these issues and more led her into research to find the most affordable, healthier and eco friendly menstrual solution for the Nigerian women and girls.
The research gave birth to PAD-UP MENSTRUAL KIT. It’s a kit of 100% chemical free, washable and reusable sanitary pads with a minimum reusable period of 1 year. Her idea was considered outstanding being among the 1000 selected out of the 45,000 applicants in the whole Africa in the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.

PAD-UP MENSTRUAL KIT is 100% chemical free sanitary pad.
*Is very affordable
*Can be washed and dried under the sun or in your closet within 2 hours.
*It has a minimum reusable period of 1 year.
*Its breathable
* It saves you from rashes, irritations, cramps and possible infections you can contact by over exposure to chemicals on disposable pads which are also made of polythene.
*It saves the eco system by reducing the amount of disposable pads (polythene) buried on the earth or burnt.
*It helps keep more girls in school and increase women involvement in economic activities.

We have more work to do, do you want to join the team? Do you want to know more on why you should switch to washable pads? Kindly check the
website: www.padupcreations.com or email: ceopadup@gmail.com or ceo@padupcreations.com
Re: Nigerian Lady Making The 1st Modern Washable/ Reusable Sanitary Pads In Nigeria by Nobody: 6:36pm On Sep 09, 2016
I know most girls have these same similar issue, i pray they get help and Their parents should atleast claim responsibility and act up...

SAY NO TO CHILD ABUSE
SAY NO TO SEXUAL ASSAULTS
Re: Nigerian Lady Making The 1st Modern Washable/ Reusable Sanitary Pads In Nigeria by donbenedict(m): 7:01pm On Sep 09, 2016
Sinaj will not come and see dis good news now cheesy
Re: Nigerian Lady Making The 1st Modern Washable/ Reusable Sanitary Pads In Nigeria by sinaj(f): 11:53pm On Sep 09, 2016
donbenedict:
Sinaj will not come and see dis good news now cheesy
lol

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