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How This Ugandan Startup Uses Sugarcane To Help Girls Stay In School


A new start-up called Eco Smart Uganda is keeping girls in school by offering them low-cost sanitary products made from sugarcane. It’s the latest news in a series of moves to give young Ugandan women access to sanitary care products. This time though, the personal hygiene items aren’t just accessible—they’re cheap, locally made, and 100 percent eco-friendly.   

“Our movement as Eco Smart Pads is about making sure that all girls and women have access to clean sanitary products independent of their class,” the company says on its Twitter page. It’s a common-sense concept that is long overdue.