About Us

COMPANY PROFILE

Alora Reusable Pads is a registered social enterprise established  to solve Period Poverty by producing and selling eco-friendly reusable menstrual hygiene products from specialized fabrics that are comfortable to the skin, hygienic, and affordable.

  • CAC Approved
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry Approved

VISION

A World were no girl or woman has to suffer period poverty

MISSION

We are committed to bringing women and girls closer to dignified menstrual health and hygiene management through our women-led social venture. Our Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) increases rural access to affordable menstrual hygiene supplies, which are locally manufactured and distributed by women. This initiative not only provides essential products but also offers decent wages to women engaged in our production and distribution processes. By doing so, we help reduce girl-child school drop-out rates associated with period-related sexual health complications.

Alora Background Story

As a younger girl who stayed with her father, I could not afford to buy sanitary pads for myself due to how pads were unaffordable for someone like me, neither was I able to ask him for such due to culture of shyness and silence. Likewise, working on school health outreaches made me realized this situation has not change and the Story is what cut across all region of the country; Nigeria is one of the countries that place a heavy tax on menstrual products. Without access to proper menstrual products, many girls miss classes and older women are unable to attend work A pack of sanitary pads cost an average of $1.30, even as an estimated 44% of Nigeria’s population (87 Million people) lives in extreme poverty earning less than $1.90 per day, women and girls may delay urination and defecation but it is not possible to stop menstrual flow. The lack of affordable sanitary products also exacerbates anxiety and stress during menstruation and increases their vulnerability to gender based violence and sexually transmitted infections. Alora Reusable Pads was created to solve Period Poverty by producing and selling eco-friendly reusable menstrual hygiene products from specialized fabrics that are comfortable to the skin, hygienic, and affordable.

Sarah Kuponiyi

Founder and CEO

Mrs. Emilia Eyo Okon

Gender Development Expert

Dr. Bright Irem

Medical health consultant