This project is Training girls and senior women teachers how to make Reusable Sanitary Pads (RUMPS) from locally sanitary materials that are cost effective and environmentally friendly. When girls know how to make their own sanitary pads, it will enhance confidence and meaningful participation and retention of girls in school.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Rural adolescent school girls aged 13 to 16 in Kenya safer during menstruation, have low confidence, and they lack sanitary materials, suffer stigma and discrimination while shame affects their participation in school activities and consequently affect their education and opportunities to advance. "During my menses I use my father's socks as sanitary towel because my parents can't afford to buy me every month. After the menses I return the socks back without my parents notice'' Roda,
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will train 400 girls in making Reusable Sanitary Pads. These train girls will buy local materials to make the Pads. The 400 trained girls wil pass on this knowledge and skills to the younger generation for sustainability .
Potential Long Term Impact
RUMPS are low cost initiatives and their sustainability is purely dependent on skills acquired by the participants. The materials used in the making of RUMPS are locally available at an affordable cost. They can be bought from the market Once a group is trained and they have acquired the skills, they can pass them on to the younger generation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $25
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,475
Total Funding Goal: $6,500