Miki's Trip to Uganda

May 10, 2015
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Our CEO, Miki, travelled to Uganda last week to visit our giveback partner, AFRIpads. She e-mailed our team some updates on her journey, and we wanted to share some humbling excerpts with you all.

"So many girls and women's lives are changed because of AFRIpads, which really counts on THINX funding to grow. It was amazing to see first hand."

- Miki Agrawal, Co-Founder & CEO, THINX

Miki with some of the many AFRIpads employees, including co-founder Sophia Klumpp. Their team is 130 strong!

At AFRIpads' factory in Masaka, Miki learned that cutting an AFRIpad is hard work! Note the very patient AFRIpads employee looking on.

This is Doreen. She was orphaned at 9-years old and was forced to drop out of school, but is now 19 and working at AFRIpads to save up for tuition, so that she can go back. Her dream is to become a lawyer.

Miki, Sophia, and our filmmaker, Ashley Alexander, with some residents of Totoro, one of the remote villages where AFRIpads is distributed. The women explained that before AFRIpads, girls were missing up to 2 weeks of school every month, for fear of getting their periods while in class.

Some girls explained that they have to walk two hours by foot to get to school, and again to return to their villages later in the day. Without proper sanitary materials, they have to use cut-up mattress pads and rags, which cause extreme chaffing on their inner thighs during their long journeys. AFRIpads changes this.

As members of our community, you are contributing directly to improving the lives of these girls and women... especially if you've bought our underwear :) so, thank you.

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xo, Team THINX

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