Two sisters’ passion for working with the disadvantaged and visiting public schools brought them face to face with the reality of menstrual hygiene and how it is still a taboo topic in some communities.
Faith and Linda Kimeu then decided to help young girls and women manage their menstrual cycles better.
“Our company, Kimmis Non Toxins, initially concentrated on helping students in public schools know the importance of cleanliness and wash their hands before handling food and after visiting the toilet, from here menstrual hygiene came in,” Faith told Enterprise.
The duo then developed an app, known as Dial a Pad, which gives women an option of ordering sanitary towels and their delivery to offices or homes. The firm also offers information on menstrual hygiene and health.