Providing Menstrual Pads saves Rwandan girls from poverty
Updated: Jun 11, 2021
Providing Menstrual pads can save young girls from a life of poverty and prostitution
Think about this today. Then partner with us to provide cloth reusable sanitary pads to Rwandan girls.
In Rwanda menstrual pads are not extremly expensive, however many Rwandan village youth don’t have the resources to purchase them. On average they may miss 50 days of school due to their cycle. AfrIcanTalent Investment Project is working to change that.
What are reusable menstrual pads?
In the late 1800’s, nurses started to fashion disposable pads out of a wood pulp fiber for the ease of throwing them away after use. In January 1921, Kotex published their first advertisement about a disposable menstrual pad product. Up until that point, cloth and rags were the norm for a woman on her cycle every month. As more women began working outside the home, the demand for disposable pads and menstrual products began to rise. Disposable tampons weren’t invented until 1931!
Reusable menstrual pads have become popular again with consumers becoming more conscious of our carbon footprint and looking for ways to reduce waste. With growing concerns over what we put into landfills, many mass consumables such as diapers, pads + tampons, plastic bags, and paper towels have steadily been rivaled by reusable options.
We are currently sourcing materials to create reusable menstrual pads to provide and fill in the gap serving Rwandan youth in need.
We will be on the ground again in Rwanda on June 21, 2021 Feel free to partner with us in this life changing endeavor.
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