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Because you're a princess...

Because you're a princess...

Embrace sustainable periods...

Embrace sustainable periods

Embrace sustainable periods

We are here for every women

Embrace sustainable periods
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Welcome to Komani, where we believe in a greener, healthier and more empowered period experience. Our mission is to provide you with high-quality reusable pads that not only care for the environment but also prioritise your comfort and well-being.Join the movement towards sustainable periods and embrace your natural flow with confidence!

TUF welcomes our Fundraising Consultant

Gisella Reale MCoM

Gisella Reale is a professional Project Manager associated with PMSA. She began her career in South Africa working for International Cooperation and International consulting firms. Gisella has worked as a fundraiser for a number of organisations, including ISADO (Italian Southern Africa Development Organisation) and IWWG (International Waste Working Group). Over the past 20 years, she gained significant experience working for these companies. She has also built an extensive network of corporations, government entities, and private institutions. Gisella holds a Masters of Commerce at UKZN and she is currently studying to pursue a PhD in Development Studies at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.


Of the 22million South African women and girls who menstruate, more than 7million (35%) do not have financial means to purchase sanitary products. Unesco Puberty Education & Menstrual Hygiene Management Report

Komani, an award-winning social enterprise of The Umtshayelo Foundation, produce and distribute high quality reusable sanitary pads. The Reusable Pad is fast become a product of empowerment, unity and progress. Make the switch now – ask us how.

Switch to Period Positivity

Period poverty refers to the lack of access and affordability of menstrual hygiene products, proper sanitation facilities and information about menstrual health. It is a term used to describe the economic and social challenges faced by girls and women who cannot afford or access the necessary products and facilities to manage their period in a safe and dignified manner.

Period Poverty can have a significant impact on the individuals’ health, education and overall well-being. Without access to appropriate period products, individuals may resort to using unhygienic materials or miss out on school or work, leading to a cycle of missed opportunities and potential health risks.

Our efforts to address period poverty involve making menstrual products affordable and accessible while providing education about menstrual health and hygiene management (MHM).

How do we bridge the gap?

Each Reusable Pad tells a story of empowerment and sustainability.

Join our campaign and create a positive impact to not only the lives of women/girls but the entire ecosystem. Did you know that conventional disposables take between 500-800 years to decompose? One pack of Komani Reusable Pads is guaranteed to last for a minimum of 3 years and prevents an average 400 conventional pads from ending in landfill.

  • Partner with us to support a girl or school of your choice through your CSR initiative.
  • Support a school from our beneficiaries waitlist
  • Raise Sponsorship
  • Volunteer your time


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