Sanitary Pads to Keep 600 Young Girls in School

by Volunteer Action Network

Summary

For every year a girl stays in school, her future income increases with 10% to 20%. A woman invests 70% of her income in her family. We invest in girls, because investing in girls' means investing in a better future for everyone. We are offering social enterprise opportunities, creating viable business for young girls training them to produce the Lucky Girl Sanitary Pads. Distributed in rural schools to support girls to concentrate with their education and create an income stream for them.
$8,000.00
total goal
$7,585.00
remaining
8
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

Approximately 70 percent of reproductive diseases are caused by poor menstrual hygiene. Because of lack of access to sanitation and water, menstruation is significantly more challenging to manage hygienically and with dignity. Due to the lack of access and affordability of sanitary products, women and girls often use cloth, leaves, mattress stuffing, and other ineffective and unsafe materials. These materials are unhygienic, ineffective and unacceptable.

Solution

The goal of this project is to provide information, access and opportunities with regards to menstrual health. Vac-Net will produce and provide education about menstrual health to women and girl which will inform, educate and provide resources to assist in improving women's health in Northern Uganda.

Long-Term Impact

The project will lead to: Increased education regarding menstrual health, Increased health and hygiene, Increased dignity and selfesteem, Increased livelihoods thru production, Decreased costs associated with sanitary products, Increased school and work attendance

Resources

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Organization Information

Volunteer Action Network

Location: Gulu - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.vacnetwork.org
Project Leader:
Bukenya Muusa
Gulu, Uganda

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