Alleviating Period Poverty In Africa
SuS Pads teach girls and women Menstrual hygiene management, through school and community outreach. Eradicating the myth associated with menstruation. Also training them on how to make a reusable pad that is eco-friendly, sustainable and washable.
Most girls experience a lot of difficulty during menstruation. Especially lack of menstrual products and sanitation facilities in school and at home such as clean toilets, soap and water. Most girls also lack adequate information and knowledge about menstrual hygiene, these have forced about 80% of girls out of school during menstruation. That is why we are working with girls to end period poverty and challenge shame and stigma
SuS pads came up with the initiative of not just distributing pads, but training the less privileged girls on how to make their reusable pads. They are provided with the materials and equipment needed to make their reusable pad, trained on how to cut and sew their reusable pads themselves and how to care for it.
SuS pads are washable, reusable and sustainable as it keeps girls comfortable, dry and free from any leakage. It is also kind to the environment as it reduces waste. It helps girls stay confident and healthy during menstruation.
Menstrual Health & Empowerment Education
Reusable Pad Sewing Workshops
GOING WITHOUT PERIOD PRODUCTS
The outbreak of coronavirus has intensified period poverty around the world. This has made period products more expensive. This causes girls to use unhealthy materials for their period which could affect their health and result in school absenteeism during menstruation
Globally, over 500 million women and girls lack adequate facilities for menstrual hygiene management. Either proper sanitation facilities like water, soap, toilet and period products. This makes life difficult for them.
EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD
BREAKING THE BARRIERS IN AFRICA
36% of Nigeria girls
have struggled to afford or access period products during the pandemic
1 in 10 African girls
have missed an entire day of school because of their period
of Nigeria girls aren’t allowed to go to the toilet during school lesson times
HELP GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL
SUPPORT OUR WORK WITH GIRLS IN AFRICA