Results of study to track Lunapads use in Cabarete
By Jessica Lawson - Associate Director
Mariposa Girls with LunaPads
We here at The Mariposa Foundation have been closely monitoring the success of the Lunapad project and are pleased to report on the results thus far. Earlier this year, MBA student Laura Barceló from Indiana University visited the Mariposa Foundation in Cabarete and conducted a satisfaction survey among the users of Lunapads. She found the 70% of the women and girls using the product loved it!
We continue to work very closely with the Mariposa families to ensure that Lunapads make their way into the hands of young girls who are just beginning their journey into womanhood. By providing them early on with Lunapads a free and longlasting alternative to menstrual products, we want to make sure that they see Lunapads as a solution to staying in school and completing their education. A girl who uses Lunapads receives 20% more education, which raises her self-confidence and empowers her to break the cycle of poverty for herself and her family.
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you once again to Lunapads for supporting us in keeping 700 adolescent girls in school, and to Laura for helping us track the results of this endeavor.
Thank you for all your support and donations, and please continue to support us in empowering and educating the Mariposas for a brighter future!
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