Provide Sanitary Pads for 500 Girls in Tanzania

by Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)
Provide Sanitary Pads for 500 Girls in Tanzania
Mar 22, 2021

Project Update

Female students in the communities we serve face great challenges in terms of hygiene and sanitation. Many schools in rural areas in Tanzania have insufficient numbers of latrines, which are often poorly designed and maintained. For girls who are menstruating, these problems compound the difficulties posed by the inability to afford sanitary pads as well as cultural taboos around menstruation. As a result, many girls miss on average four days of school every month which is over a month in a year.

We know how challenging it is for poor families to provide sanitary pads for their girls in ensuring that they go to school with confidence when menstruating.  To help tackle such challenges, the organization opted to provide reusable sanitary pads which are more compelling to the girls because it is hygienically approved, affordable, high-quality, and reusable.

The organization recently distributed reusable sanitary pads to over 200 girls in three different schools and we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash through the GlobalGiving platform in making this happen.

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Advocacy Initiative for Development (AID)

Location: Harrisburg, Pensylvania - USA
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Twitter: @AIDforAfricans
Project Leader:
Leila Mushtaq
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
$2,600 raised of $5,000 goal
 
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