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Victor Ugoo Njoku @UgooNjoku
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In 2015, Olivia Onyemaobi raised a campaign against sexual abuse. She found out that some girls get abused by men who offer to help them get sanitary pads. To solve the problem, she started @PadupC
In Nigeria, some girls sometimes stay out of school during their menstrual cycle because they can’t afford sanitary pads. While some others use tissue, dry grasses, leaves and rags during their menstrual cycle. Just because they can not afford sanitary pads. #Thread
Some men cash in on this, by abusing young girls sexually just to provide them sanitary pads. @PadupC makes affordable, washable and reusable sanitary pads. Pad-Up menstrual kits are super thin with high absorption rate. #VUNBlog #VictorUgooNjokuBlog #womenshealth #lifestyle
They are breathable, yet leak proof and has snaps that fasten beneath the pants. These pads can be used for one year and have product validity of 3 years. Pad-Up Creations have distributed over 1 million kits in 13 African Countries. #sanitarypads #reusable #girls #girlchild
And have created 93 jobs and over 15,000 businesses for her distributors. With Vision 50 in 5, Pad-up Creations hope to reach 50 million African girls and women in 5 years. Olivia Onyemaobi, the CEO of Pad-up Creations had to quit her secure job to run @PadupC #ecofriendly
She is a beneficiary of the @TonyElumeluFDN #TonyElumeluFoundationFunds In this exclusive interview, she led us into the idea of making reusable sanitary pads came about; how the pad is #ecofriendly, #hygenic and #safe for users; the challenges of doing #business in #Nigeria
She also talked about quitting her #job and ended with an advice for young #entrepreneurs @duchesskk @DrOlufunmilayo @PadupC…
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