The challenges faced by schoolgirls in rural Tanzania are enormous, especially in the areas of hygiene and sanitation. Most school-going girls during their menstruations are not able to attend school simply because they could not afford to buy sanitary pads on a monthly basis due to a lack of adequate resources.
The following continues to serve as additional challenges; Inadequate waste disposal facilities, Lack of privacy for changing menstrual materials, Leakage from poor-quality protection materials, Limited education about the facts of menstruation, Fear caused by cultural myths, Embarrassment, and low self-esteem.
In tackling some of these problems, AID Tanzania 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 was able to provide 100 reusable sanitary pads to girls during this reporting period. AID Tanzania has also been providing counseling activities for these girls, their teachers, and their parents.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to our partners and friends who donated their hard-earned cash towards this project through the GlobalGiving platform.