“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb

This philosophy of collaboration is one of Femme’s core values, and is something we strive to work towards every day. By collaborating with other organizations, we are ensuring that we are reaching as many women and girls as possible through a networks of our partners.

One of the ways that we collaborate is through our Train the Trainers Program. Femme’s team has become experts in the field of menstrual health management in the last few years, and sharing our experiences and knowledge can help other organizations launch similar programming within their own communities.


Femme is often approached to provide training to local NGOs, and today we are going to be sharing the progress of one of these partners with you!

KiliPads is a women’s cooperative in the village of Msitu wa Tembo. The women have been developing a reusable pad for the last few years, and they are ready to be sold within the villages! Alongside their sales pitch, the women decided that they ought to be providing menstrual health education seminars for the women.

Our team spent several days with the women – training them in the subject of menstrual heath and essential reproductive health, but also reviewing effective teaching methods, participatory learning techniques and activity ideas!

Last week, we were so excited to hear about how their initial trainings have gone. The KiliPads team has been hard at work, and have brought important health education to several women’s groups and secondary schools.

By collaborating with organizations and groups which share Femme’s mission of providing quality menstrual health education, we are able to maximize the number of women we are able to impact. 

To learn more about KiliPads, visit the Tatu Project’s website here!

Photos by Anna Szlezinger and TATU staff.