Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.

by Ufanisi Women Group
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.
Re-usable sanitary pads for 1000 females in Kenya.

Summary

This project boost Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) among1000 poor menstruating rural women and girls n Kenya that couldn't afford expensive typical disposal pads on monthly basis by supplying them quality hygienic reusable and washable Eco-friendly sanitary cloth pads that can be re-used for over 1.5 years,and equipping them with relevant skills in MHM. This allows beneficiary females to escape menstrual infections and attend school and/ or work regularly, which ends poverty among them.

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Challenge

94% of Kisiwa location's 3000 poor menstruating females in Kenya do not have money to spend on typical expensive disposal menstrual pads monthly; & when they have money in rare cases, disposal pads are not found in local shops. They too often resort to using dirty unhygienic materials during menstruation periods: feigning sickness, and skipping productive work/ learning for fear that materials they are wearing may fall & embarrass them in public. This project affects 1000 menstruating females.

Solution

UWG runs Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) program; whereby 58 women equipped with sanitary pad production and MHM skills make quality hygienic reusable pads that can be re-used for over 1.5 years from locally sourced inexpensive fabrics & distribute manufactured pads to poor menstruating females. The 58 women also lead up to date MHM awareness sessions for menstruating females to enable them be aware of MHM & speak confidently about menstrual issues that are regularly shrouded in silence.

Long-Term Impact

The project enables 1000 poor menstruating rural females in Kenya to use quality hygienic re-usable sanitary cloth pads in place of dirty unhygienic materials during menstruation periods: thereby escaping menstrual infections associated with use of unhygienic materials, besides attending school or work during menstruation periods. As a result; health, menstrual hygiene, and school and work attendance of beneficiary females are improved: ending abject poverty among them in the long run.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization Information

Ufanisi Women Group

Location: Bungoma - Kenya
Ufanisi Women Group
Joseph Jama
Project Leader:
Joseph Jama
Bungoma, Kenya

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