Improve Sanitary Health for Women and Girls.

by Kapande Foundation
Improve Sanitary Health for Women and Girls.
Improve Sanitary Health for Women and Girls.
Improve Sanitary Health for Women and Girls.
Improve Sanitary Health for Women and Girls.


Kapande Foundation plans to provide a self-reliance program that manufactures reusable sanitary wear for women and young girls who live in high density and rural impoverished communities in South Africa. We will also distribute these sanitary pads to help curb the growing need of such, furthermore we seek to support clean environment laws of avoiding dumping of disposable sanitary pads by using this reusable/washable alternative.

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Since attaining independence from the Apartheid regime, South Africa`s majority of township and rural communities are still struggling to access proper health care and education. The gap between rich and poor has its roots in cultural, ethnic and religious communities underpinned by sovereignty, political and economic issues. A lack of health resources and awareness programs, education and skills training still remains as one of the greatest challenges facing South Africa.


It will provide the basis for creating a channel for alleviating poverty and providing relief and self-reliance skills to women and girls by providing reusable/washable sanitary wear and teaching them how to manufacture them by themselves. It will also enforce a culture of health awareness in institutional capacities at local, provincial and national levels in policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a good sanitary health program.

Long-Term Impact

The knowledge base required for designing and implementing large scale, effective sanitary wear distribution programs based on community mobilization will be harnessed through hands on training of women and young girls. The skills gained will create a platform for great self-reliance abilities that will enable them to feed their families. The project will greatly reduce the alarming lack of sanitary pads rate in the country and promote "Sanitary health" at the same same time saving the planet.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Kapande Foundation

Location: Durban - South Africa
Kapande Foundation
Project Leader:
Durban , South Africa

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