Unique handcrafted pads made by Ethiopian women

No need to sacrifice beauty and style during our periods

MELA FOR HER is a social startup enterprise that transforms women and girls’ lives across Ethiopia by providing them with access to affordable and eco-friendly menstrual products, menstrual health education, and job opportunities.

MELA (መላ) in Amharic means SOLUTION. The company was created with the aim of bringing effective solutions to Ethiopian girls and women.

Our Products

We produce sustainable menstrual products that are affordable, comfortable, and reliable. All our products are carefully hand-made in our workshop in Ethiopia. Our re-usable menstrual pads are of the highest quality and take care of you while protecting the environment.

Our Activities

As part of our comprehensive approach to promote sustainable menstrual solutions to end period poverty, we also conduct research, partner with likeminded organizations, raise awareness, educate, and advocate on behalf of menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive rights.


Read the latest
MELA MHM assessment report in Somali Region 

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Goal: 1,000 pads by May 28th