Imagine missing 25% of your lessons because you are a girl . . . . . a girl without sanitary pads.
That is exactly what happens to many girls living in rural areas of Zambia who have no access to disposable pads or who are unable to afford to buy them.
Project Luangwa makes washable, reusable pads in their craft workshop in Mfuwe. This project has a double impact as not only do we help girls attend school every day of the month but we provide skills training and employment to local 'less fortunate' women.
Our Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Kit contains 5 reusable sanitary pads that are guaranteed to last 2 years. It also includes our unique secret washing line that allows the pads to be discreetly and safely dried after washing and a leaflet on the use and care of the pads and guidance to Menstrual and reproductive health.
How it works - You buy a pack which we give out to a local school girl. We usually do this when we have enough packs for a whole class, or even a whole school. At the same time we talk to the girls about menstrual health, care of the pads and how to keep track of their periods.
But does it make a difference? One head teacher told us that since giving out pads at her school girl child attendance has increased by 85%
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