Meet Dr. Alfred Mbinglo, founder of the Research and Counselling Foundation for African Migrants, short RECFAM and the initiator of Pridepad, a social enterprise initiative producing organic biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana plantain fibre for rural schoolgirls and women who lack access to menstrual products in impoverished communities.
But it is not that Pridepad is just selling to the women in those communities.
Instead it is an inclusive approach where pride sanitary pads empowers women at every step in the process through job creation, leadership training, education and social entrepreneurship.
In the interview with Alfred we speak about:
- How he and his team came up with the idea
- How they came up with their unique innovation, improving upon something that already existed in the market
- And how he overcomes the challenge of talking openly about menstruation as a man in rural communities
We touch upon finding the right fit of investor for social enterprises and opportunities for young people in Ghana.
There is a lot of gold in this interview and Alfred has a lot to share from years of experience as an entrepreneur, author and changemaker.
We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did. And now, without further ado, enter Dr. Alfred Mbinglo.
You can also watch the trailer of the interview with Dr. Alfred Mbinglo here on youtube before jumping into the full video below…