Reusable Sanitary Pads Project – Let’s talk Period.

#NoMoreWhisperingPeriod – Let’s Talk Period

Inspire Women and Children, has been offering trainings on how to make reusable sanitary pads as well as helping communities to make affordable, washable, reusable menstrual pads as part of work to develop and to create sustainable access to menstrual products.

Let’s Talk Period

Schoolgirls in Zimbabwe who can’t afford to buy disposable sanitary pads miss five days of school per month on average. That’s three months a year! This means they fall behind in a way they can never catch up.

Many women who can’t afford to buy sanitary towels can’t go to work during their period, which means they miss out on income. Also, disposable sanitary towels have a huge impact on the environment.

We are changing cultural taboos by openly talking about periods, through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generating opportunities that give back days of opportunity and health.

Inspire Women and Children provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternatives she can count on month after month — along with vital health education.

Reality

For many girls and women in Zimbabwe, disposable sanitary towels are a luxury article. They are available, but often unaffordable. Many girls cannot afford sanitary pads, leading them to improvise and use rags, newspapers, weeds, cow dung and leaves to absorb menstruation blood compromising their health.

Menstrual taboos are crippling girls’ self-esteem and negatively impacting on their lives in Zimbabwe

Our Trainings

We offer trainings on how to make reusable sanitary pads products and menstruation hygiene and as well sexual reproductive health and HIV Intervention, Sexual and Gender Based violence – training courses for women on SGBV, Preventing and Eliminating Early Child and Forced Marriage, Preventing and Eliminating Early Child and Forced Marriage, Family Planning and Accessibility of Services, StopVUZUParty Now

We’re delivering our training friendly package in rural schools and communities as well urban high density suburbs, to schools serving the most vulnerable and marginalised girls. We’re learning how to adapt our approach to support the poorest of the poor in Zimbabwe.

Through creating rigorously tested education resources which can improve knowledge and attitudes about menstruation, we can institutionalise change on this issue. We aim to achieve this by using a “train the trainer cascade” approach for sustainable and scalable delivery within poor communities in Zimbabwe.

We’re delivering our menstruation friendly package in rural schools and communities as well urban high density suburbs, to schools serving the most vulnerable and marginalised girls. We’re learning how to adapt our approach to support the poorest of the poor in Zimbabwe.

Reusable Sanitary Pads Project - Make A Donation!

We are proud to confirm that 100% donations are used for projects/programmes. There are no hidden costs or agenda. ESTIMATED MONTHLY COST TO TRAIN WOMEN AND GIRLS IN MENSTRUATION HYGIENE IS £100.00