The Power Project provides reusable sanitary products (LunaPads) to girls living in poverty so that they can attend school during their menstrual cycle - providing girls with up to 20% more education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Girls living in poverty are missing two to five days of school per month because they cannot afford menstrual products. The devastating effects of missing these days is the increased likelihood of dropping out of school, earlier marriage, pregnancy as well as limiting career options. Girls secondary education increases childhood immunization and nutrition, and lowers the rate of unwanted pregnancy and infant mortality. Educate a girl and educate a nation.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Power Project will provide Luna Pads to 700 girls living in poverty on the North Coast of The Dominican Republic - allowing them to stay in school while menstruating. Luna Pads kits are reusable sanitary products that last for up to five years.
Potential Long Term Impact
Providing girls with disposable pads would create a waste problem in communities that have no landfill or incineration capacity. Luna pads are an eco-friendly, healthy solution that will provide 700 poor girls with up to 20% more education.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,573
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,573 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.