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Healthy Periods Initiative - improving health



Just imagine attending school without toilets or drinking water. Imagine attending a school with a single latrine for all the students, or that the latrine is smelly, with no toilet paper and the door no longer closes. Just imagine attending one of these schools when you have your period. The Healthy Period Initiative aims to address inequality and health challenges associated with menstrual health while providing a valuable social enterprise for WGEG clients.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Because of inequality, gender taboos, and socio-cultural factors, menstrual health can be overlooked. Data has shown that girls feel embarrassed or ashamed during and because of menses. And often times, during menstruation women and girls are kept from cooking, sleeping in the house, community participation, and are not able to attend school. Due to the lack of access and affordability of sanitary products, cloth, leaves, mattress stuffing, and other unacceptable material are used.

How will this project solve this problem?

The goal of this initiative is to provide information, access and opportunities with regards to menstrual health. In addition, WGEF is offering social enterprise opportunities, creating a viable business producing the sanitary pad product. Thru the purchase of a manufacturing unit WGEF will drive economic and socio-cultural changes thru enterprise and education. From a grassroots level, we plan to inform, educate and provide resources to assist in improving women's health.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Healthy Period Initiative aims to address inequality and health challenges associated with menstrual health while providing a valuable social enterprise for WGEG clients. We envision the following outcomes: Increased education regarding menstrual health, Increased health and hygiene, Increased dignity and self esteem, Increased livelihoods thru production, Decreased costs associated with sanitary products, Increased school and work attendance

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,000
Total Funding Goal: $5,000


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Project Leader

Karen Sugar

Founder and Director
denver, colorado United States

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