First Lady Rachel Ruto has brought attention to the significant number of girls unable to attend school due to the lack of access to sanitary towels, emphasizing the critical impact on their education and well-being.

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the softcare sanitary pads and diaper factory in Athi River, Machakos county, the First Lady highlighted the challenges faced by girls in arid and semi-arid areas, stating, “There are many girls who don’t go to school because they don’t have sanitary towels.”

Through her ‘Mama Doing Good’ initiative, Rachel Ruto expressed her commitment to supporting women and the girl child by providing essential items like sanitary towels. She commended Sunda International Kenya for their contribution to girl child education through the donation of free sanitary towels.

The launch of the new factory aligns with the government’s economic transformation agenda, with Rachel Ruto praising the company’s role in boosting manufacturing and supporting local industries. The expansion of the factory is expected to create more job opportunities and contribute significantly to Kenya’s economy.

Acknowledging the company’s dedication to investing in Kenya’s growth, Rachel Ruto expressed gratitude to the directors for their valuable contributions to manufacturing and economic development. She highlighted the importance of financial inclusion for women, noting its role in fostering prosperity and sustainable growth across various sectors, including agriculture.

The First Lady’s advocacy for girls’ education and women’s empowerment resonates with ongoing efforts to address barriers to education and promote economic progress in the country.