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Mimi Woman

Happy Days, is a proudly South African, locally produced sanitary pad that is distributed among historically disadvantaged communities to keep girls in school.

There are reports of girls missing school during menstruation because they come from homes that cannot afford to buy them sanitary towels each month. Rather than face the discomfort of going to a school that does not have proper ablution blocks for use during this time, the girls elect to sit at home and go through the cycle using a banana leaf, a piece of tissue or sitting on top of a bucket filled with dirty water. These girls are the reason that Mimi was formed.