Marie-Claire Launches Cameroon’s First Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Marie-Claire Nabila Kuja, a girls empowerment champion, has launched the first 100% biodegradable pads in Cameroon. These pads, which are affordable and environmentally friendly, are expected to help ease the unavailability of hygienic and affordable sanitary ware among women and girls with low incomes in Cameroon.

On the 28th of January 2018, Kuja was joined by family, friends, and women from her foundation Kuja Women at the Presbyterian Church Ntaafi Mendakwe in Cameron to launch the product.

“It’s an absolutely proud moment for Kuja Women and me to pioneer Cameroon’s first 100% biodegradable sanitary napkins. They are hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft. All natural. No chemicals. No perfumes.”

On the pads being 100 percent biodegradable, Kuja said: “We are turning banana and plantain fibers which is agro waste into wealth, health & wellness.”


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Kuja’s biodegradable Kuja EcoPads


Writing on her Facebook profile, Marie-Claire Kuja expressed her hesitation at bragging on social media but said not writing about the milestone would be a disservice to the ‘lots of people who have invested time and energy; poured words of encouragement into me during the past few years. It was a long, tough, stressful, and emotional journey for me.’