The Esvendo Project

Esther Mwangi is the founder of Esvendo, a social enterprise that aims at increasing access to sanitary towels through vending machines. Approximately 3 million school days are lost each month due to lack of sanitary towels; these machines tackle this problem by enabling girls purchase sanitary towels via these vending machines. 

During the pilot phase, Esvendo used three kiosk outlets in Kibera and was able to serve 500 users. By introducing custom made vending machines and working with the safe spaces, they expect to reach at least 18,000 girls over one year and sell over 5000 vending machines in two years.

A PURCHASE DEMO

A PURCHASE DEMO

During the pilot phase, Esvendo used three kiosk outlets in Kibera and was able to serve 500 users. By introducing custom made vending machines and working with the safe spaces, they expect to reach at least 18,000 girls over one year and sell over 5000 vending machines in two years.

The Esvendo machine provides sanitary towels to girls  at a low price. With a ten shilling coin, any girl can purchase a sanitary towel.

Esther has already placed an Esvendo machine at Binti Pamoja in Kibera, a community center for young girls. She aims to install another at Darajani near Kibera Girls Soccer Academy and more of them over time.

Esvendo is targeting rural and urban settlement areas that don’t have access to shopping centers, hospitals and schools.Esther aims to promote accessibility of sanitary towels without limitation.

A PURCHASE DEMO

A PURCHASE DEMO