A pilot initiative of Inua Dada Foundation in Partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (MOEST) Kenya


ADOPT A DADA is an initiative activity under the Foundation’s Menstrual Health Management (MHM) program.

Through ADOPT A DADA the Foundation aims to empower at least 1200 girls in Kenya each year and ensure that they do not miss school by providing them with dignity kits for use during their menstrual cycle.


The ADOPT A DADA initiative activity targets girls in upper primary and secondary school who miss school during their monthly period due to lack of sanitary towels and other important hygiene products.

By donating Kenya Shillings 6,000 to Inua Dada Foundation annually you contribute to ADOPT A DADA and ensure that a well deserving school girl will receive a Dignity Kit every year and not have to worry about missing school.

One Dignity Kitty Contains:

  • 24 packets of sanitary pads
  • 4 pieces of underwear
  • 3 bars of soap
  • 3 tubes of toothpaste and 3 toothbrushes
  • 1 pair of slippers
  • 2 large tins of Vaseline
  • 6 rolls of toilet paper

A donor can also choose to uplift the life of more than one school girl through ADOPT A DADA

ADOPT A DADA donation categories:

  • 1 girl – Kenya Shillings 6,000
  • 3 girls – Kenya Shillings 18,000
  • 5 girls – Kenya Shillings 30,000
  • 10 girls – Kenya Shillings 60,000

School girls who benefit from ADOPT A DADA are carefully selected from counties in Kenya by the Ministry of Education. These are girls who perform well in class but are unable to consistently attend school because they lack access to basic necessities like Sanitary Pads.

To kick off our ADOPT A DADA initiative, school girls have been selected from the following counties:

  • Nairobi
  • Baringo
  • Embu
  • Kajiado
  • Kiambu
  • Machakos
  • Makueni
  • Muran’ga
  • Nakuru
  • Nyamira

Save for Baringo and Nyamira, the pilot counties we selected are Nairobi and it’s environs, for ease of initial distribution and follow up. Baringo is important because this is where Inua Dada initiative was launched and the need is very real there. Nyamira is also a county that is experiencing many challenges concerning girls missing school due to lack of basic necessities.

In order to ensure that the ADOPT A DADA Dignity Kits are not only reaching the girls but are being utilized by them and making a difference in their lives, the Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Education will identify a Social Worker on the ground in each county who will be giving us updates on the girls attendance and performance in class.

We would appreciate your support in partnering with us on this important initiative.  Donors can choose 1, 2, 3 even 10 or 20 girls, whatever they are comfortable with. We truly hope we can reach our target of ensuring all 1,200 girls have sponsors by the end of the year so that they can transition into the next school year with confidence.

I know that there are many programs out there that do not have the follow through they should, and this has discouraged many people from supporting causes. But this is a worthy one and we are working with partners who will ensure that these girls are supported.

We hope to grow ADOPT A DADA beyond the distribution of dignity kits but this is a great way of intervening as we continue to learn about the challenges that keep girls from attending and performing well in school.

We look forward to your support!

Janet Mbugua – Ndichu


The Inua Dada Foundation


  • Through our M-PESA Paybill Number


  1. Go to M-pesa menu
  2. Select Lipa na M-pesa/ Pay Bill
  3. Enter business no. 329329
  4. Enter account no. 0102834930200
  5. Enter amount (Kenya Shillings 6,000 Minimum for Adopt A Dada Initiative)
  6. Enter your PIN then press Send.
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