Mhairi Cochrane


Mhairi Cochrane




Fellow Class

Issue Area

SVC Selected


Mhairi is in her third year at the University of Edinburgh studying History. She is co-founder of Floco, a social enterprise that strives to end period poverty across the globe by providing affordable, reusable sanitary products and menstrual health education. Floco currently works within rural Kenya where up to 65% of women are unable to afford sanitary products and consequently, many young girls are forced to dangerously engage in transactional sex or drop out of school. However, Floco recognizes that period poverty is in no way an issue unique to Kenya and is currently working to expand to 3 new countries. As COO, Mhairi balances her studies with leading a team of volunteers. She and her team manage and develop the Kenya branch of Floco and the education side of the venture which aims to combat period stigma and raise awareness surrounding period poverty around the world.