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The Inua Dada Foundation

Amplify. Accelerate. Act

A movement that keeps growing because the world keeps believing in us and our story. A Foundation envisions a global community that empowers, upholds the dignity and protects the rights of every girl child and extends that to her caregivers and community.

Our story began on August 26th 2013, with an emotive feature titled “Period of Shame” on Citizen TV, which caught the attention of many people, our founder, Janet Mbugua, included. The feature highlighted the plight of primary school girls in Labos Primary School, Marigat District, Baringo County, Kenya who have no access to sanitary towels and result in using rags and chicken feathers during their monthly period. On 7th November 2013, Inua dada was born, with an official launch with the First Lady of Kenya Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta as she successfully launched the Inua Dada Sanitary Towel distribution drive at Labos Primary School,where we reached 10,000 girls. This inspired the registration of the Inua Dada Foundation in 2014. 

6 years later , Inua dada, has participated in multiple campaigns to end period poverty and reached various milestones, notably:

  • Held the first ever Menstrual Health Management Inclusion Conference in 2020 physically and 2021 virtually
  • Featured by BBC Africa for convening a virtual Period Party during the onset of the COVID19 pandemic
  • Launched a book , MFT to tackle the issue of period taboo and period poverty, the first of its kind from East Africa
  • Named by the Kulcyk Foundation as one of the notable organizations fighting period poverty globally