Be Girl is a for-profit social enterprise focused on empowering women through design; dedicated to creating extremely affordable, aspirational and high- performance products that support, enhance and enable women and girls’ autonomy and agency while generating opportunities to radically improve their quality of life.

There is an immense and urgent need for safe sanitary products that deliver convenient high- performance protection at a low cost
minimizing resource use.

Be Girl has revolutionized MHM with a design breakthrough that combines the best features of existing products and adapts them to low resource environments. The result is a hybrid reusable and washable waterproof pad-holder/pouch that can be attached to underwear like a traditional sanitary pad, and can be filled with any available safe disposable or reusable absorbent material -- i.e. toilet paper, cotton wool, gauze or repurposed cloth. This unique design gives women and girls the option and independence to adap...
Be Girl is a for-profit social enterprise focused on empowering women through design; dedicated to creating extremely affordable, aspirational and high- performance products that support, enhance and enable women and girls’ autonomy and agency while generating opportunities to radically improve their quality of life.

There is an immense and urgent need for safe sanitary products that deliver convenient high- performance protection at a low cost
minimizing resource use.

Be Girl has revolutionized MHM with a design breakthrough that combines the best features of existing products and adapts them to low resource environments. The result is a hybrid reusable and washable waterproof pad-holder/pouch that can be attached to underwear like a traditional sanitary pad, and can be filled with any available safe disposable or reusable absorbent material -- i.e. toilet paper, cotton wool, gauze or repurposed cloth. This unique design gives women and girls the option and independence to adapt it according to their access to water and available resources in their own environment. Be Girl’s product offering also considers the fact that not all of the intended end users own underwear to attach the pad to, therefore we have incorporated the same convenient functionality into a full underwear form factor product.

Water scarcity and the safety and social risks triggered by the outdoor drying of menstrual cloths require that the materials used for the design must be not only durable but also water/washing efficient and fast-drying. Be Girl pads are constructed out of high-performance materials that can dry in shaded or humid environments while still making possible a reduction of 70% of water needed for cleaning, which results in savings of 200 gallons of water for washing per year and an average reduction of 160 miles of walking required to fetch the necessary water.

Be Girl pads also provide significant financial savings vis-a-vis disposable pads
and other alternatives. On average, a woman needs 192 disposable pads per year, which cost over $40 annually depending on the market. Be Girl’s reusable pads cost $4.50 or less at a retail level and can last upwards of 12 months with proper care, providing enormous savings to the household. In fact, the average cost of a disposable pads worldwide is approximately $0.2. This means that for under the cost of purchasing disposable pads for a single menstrual cycle, a Be Girl offers a year of protection or more.
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