On international women’s day, Ugandan Singer Sheebah Karungi launched a new sanitary pad product named Holic Pads.
According to her;
“I come from a less privileged background as a little girl. I got my first period at the age of 13. I remember my very first day on my menstrual cycle, my mother cut a piece of cloth for me to use. And I remember going to school and seeing other girls using the pads that my family and I couldn’t afford and thinking of how privileged they were. Fast forward, later on I left home started working as a dancer, I gained a little income just enough for me to finally afford the pads for myself.
But I remember my first pads I used would burn me and leave a lot of discomfort. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they also had an odd scent to them. At first, I thought maybe I am just allergic to that brand because I naturally have allergies. So, my instinct was to switch to another brand and yet same thing happened, and I was left with no option.
Later on, in life (2007) when I joined the obsessions singing group, I learned about tampons because my then manager would not let us perform on stage with pads on. At that time, I was 16 going to 17 and ever since then I never really used pads again because each and every time, they would burn me and leave me irritated. So I paid attention to all these issues that we all find in some of the sanitary pads we use and made sure we get the best”.
Source: Nairobi fashion hub