Sophia is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of AFRIpads Limited, a Uganda-based social enterprise established in 2009 with her husband Paul that specializes in the local manufacture and global supply of reusable sanitary pads. The product is a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution for menstrual hygiene management, and the company’s mission is to empower women and girls through business, innovation and opportunity. Since its inception, AFRIpads Ltd. has sold over 500,000 AFRIpads Menstrual Kits to more than 30 countries across Africa and the Middle East.
Sophia has lived in Uganda full-time since 2008. She graduated from McGill University (Canada) in 2005 with Honours with Great Distinction. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environment & Development, and a minor in Medical Anthropology.