Menstruation is one of the most common and uniquely female experiences. Unfortunately, the reality is that in Gumbesi communities girls and women struggle to manage their monthly periods.
Gumbesi girls and women are Unable to afford or access proper menstrual products, many girls and women rely on crude, improvised materials like scraps of old clothing, pieces of foam mattress, toilet paper, leaves, and banana fibres to manage their menstruation – all of which are unhygienic, ineffective, and uncomfortable.This is hardly what we would consider a “solution”. Faced with frequent, embarrassing leaks and a susceptibility to recurrent infections, the impact is that Gumbesi girls and women experience their monthly period as something that prevents them from engaging in daily life – whether this is going to school or work, or carrying out their normal domestic responsibilities. Due to these Eden Gumbesi is launching this Campaign to support girls and young women in Gumbesi with sanitary pads and menstrual and lifeskills information, that will help these undeserved communities to be in school and continue with their daily routine during their monthly period and the information on Life skills and risky behaviors such as sexual activities, drug abuse/alcohol use so that they be able to achieve their life goals and Dreams.