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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

MHDay 2023
SuS Pads reusable pad

GOING WITHOUT PERIOD PRODUCTS

The COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently intensified period poverty worldwide. Essential products are now unaffordable, forcing millions of girls to use unhygienic materials during their periods, risking their health and leading to school absenteeism.

Over 500 million women and girls lack access to basic menstrual hygiene facilities – water, soap, toilet, and products. This perpetuates shame, stigma, and silence. It’s time to acknowledge this silent pandemic and work towards ensuring every individual’s right to menstrual dignity.

EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD

Reusable Pad Training Project

BREAKING THE BARRIERS IN AFRICA

Reusable Pad training Mhday

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

SuS Pads Project

Almost 70%

of Nigeria  girls aren’t allowed to go to the toilet during school lesson times

HELP GIRLS STAY IN SCHOOL

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