The challenge of menstruation management often leads to high rates of school absenteeism and stifles productivity for menstruating women and girls in Uganda, and the wider region of East Africa. Bana offers a unique and sustainable solution to this issue with its BanaPads. The success of this product has pushed the enterprise to expand its product line and move into new regions to solve the pervasive issue of menstruation management. It simultaneously provides rural women financial agency by training them as its sales agents known as Champions.
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