Sanitary pads assistance is about helping poor girls in our focus communities, Sogunro slum of Lagos state and ungwa hausa cable point Delta State of Nigeria with menstrual materials. They use all sorts of dirty materials to hold their menstrual flow because they cannot afford sanitary pads. Such materials like rags from dustbin is unhygienic and often gives them infection. We stock pads for their monthly collection and teach them how to make/take care of reusable pads which is cheaper for them
The high cost of menstruation sanitary materials is so high that girls from poor background cannot afford hygienic sanitary materials like pad, and monthly menstruation is unavoidable. They miss schools while menstruating, dig holes to sit on, keeps dripping blood without using anything to hold the flow. They are vulnerable to men that take advantage of providing money to buy pads to molest them. Sogunro slum and ungwa hausa cable point girls are at high risk and needs assistance of pads
We Stock sanitary pads for monthly collection of girls in our data base. We also teach them how to make reusable pads themselves to last them for a year or more. Provision of sanitary pads and teaching them how to make reusable pads will help them have a hygienic menstruation and reduce infections and risk behaviours associated with raising money monthly to buy sanitary pads.
This project will give women/girls clean and hygienic menstrual life, keep girls from missing school, free from infections UTI, STI, HIV , reduction in early marriage as a result of early pregnancy while looking for money for pads. It will also equip them with skill of making reusable pads for themselves, family, community, also means of livelihood by making and selling the pads. It will give them leverage of not worrying how to get money for pad monthly.