Menstruation is a natural process that affects 3.5 billion women and girls worldwide. However, it is often stigmatized and surrounded by misinformation, which leads to discrimination. At least 500 million women and girls globally experience period poverty - the inability to access menstrual hygiene products. This lack of access directly affects their physical, reproductive, and mental health.
Menstruation is a natural process experienced by 3.5 billion women and girls worldwide every month. Unfortunately, this normal process has become a point of discrimination, shrouded in misinformation, taboo, and shame. The World Bank estimates that at least 500 million women and girls globally experience period poverty, meaning they lack access to menstrual hygiene products. This directly impacts their ability to access education, physical and reproductive health, and mental well-being. In Kenya
With your investment, we can combat period poverty by establishing period banks in four partner schools across Kenya's Kilifi, Kwale, Turkana, and Samburu counties. These banks will provide menstrual hygiene products and educational resources to 850 girls and young women for one year. Additionally, the banks will also be a safe haven for girls to access menstrual hygiene information.
Through this innovation and intervention, we dream of a world where girls and young women will: Have uninterrupted access to education; Be free from period stigma and discrimination; Have access to information on Menstrual Hygiene; Be advocates for #EndPeriodPoverty within their communities.