ZanaAfrica (ZanaA) is a non-profit organization that equips Kenyan girls and women to become the next generation of leaders in their communities by creating simple solutions to address root causes of gender inequality.

They empower Kenyan girls to graduate from school and gain financial freedom through the delivery of a simple, scalable solution – the sanitary pad. Over 800,000 Kenyan girls miss up to 5 days of school per month due to lack of pads.

With sanitary pads and health education, girls can stay in school with confidence!

  • To identify and scale-up African-led enterprise solutions to sustainably address root issues of poverty and focus in the nexus of health, education, environment and gender with a key emphasis on technology.
  • To raise global awareness about the achievements within Africa in the past and present to provide a more balanced perspective on the continent
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Get Involved

By delivering pads, along with reproductive health education and community empowerment, ZanaA gives girls the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Click here to make a donation!

ZanaA has opportunities for short and long term volunteers and interns. Volunteers are asked to commit for one to six months and internships are offered from six months to two years. For more information, including an application form, click here.

Interested in visiting ZanaA in Kibera to observe a Girls’ Empowerment Group? Click here for more details.

Forever550 is a campaign to expand the ZanaA achieve goals for girls’ educational attainment through sustainable provision of sanitary pads. ZanaA is seeking 550 individuals or groups to each commit $550 per year for three years. Click here for more info.

Pad Project

The girls in ZanaAfrica’s EmpowerNet Clubs in Kibera helped create the video  below to share how pads and health education have positively impacted their lives. Check it out – the entire video was made on an iPad!


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