SuS Pads: Empowering Girls, Combating Period Poverty

Reusable Pad Training Project

The Project

SuS Pads is dedicated to addressing period poverty and promoting menstrual hygiene management in Nigeria. Founded by Bolu Olorunfemi, the project aims to educate girls on menstrual health and teach them how to create their own reusable sanitary pads, thus empowering them to manage their periods with dignity and financial independence.

Project Impact

SuS Pads has successfully impacted the lives of over 50 girls, providing them with the knowledge and skills to create their own reusable menstrual pads. These girls in turn train their friends, families, and other school girls, which has a ripple effect and increases our impact. This initiative is a way of reaching out to girls who cannot afford disposable options and also promoting sustainable and eco-friendly menstrual options. By teaching girls how to make their own reusable pads, the project not only reduces the financial burden on families but also fosters a sense of community and shared responsibility.

One of the project’s beneficiaries shared her story, highlighting the transformative impact of SuS Pads. Before attending a workshop, she felt embarrassed and isolated during her period due to her inability to afford disposable pads. However, after learning to make reusable pads, she gained confidence and the ability to help others in her community facing similar challenges.

 Project Sustainability

SuS Pads aspires to expand its reach and influence in the coming years. With a vision to combat period poverty not only in Nigeria but globally, the project aims to impact more lives, reduce school absenteeism, and destigmatize menstruation. To achieve this, the team faces the challenge of securing adequate funding to support their initiatives and materials.

Bolu Olorunfemi urges everyone to recognize the reality of period poverty and join the fight against it. By working together, the community can eradicate this issue that affects millions of girls worldwide, ensuring they have access to proper menstrual hygiene and the opportunity to pursue their dreams without limitations.

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Reusable Pad Training Project
Reusable Pad Training Project
Reusable Pad Training Project
Reusable Pad Training Project