Anyone who’s had a period knows what it’s like to realize you’ve used your last pad or tampon. Imagine that feeling multiplied by every day of every period for the foreseeable future. This is the reality millions of people with periods face across the world because they don’t have access to or can’t afford menstrual products.
Lack of access to affordable menstrual products is a global problem.
Across the world, an estimated 100 million young people lack access to adequate menstrual products. Without access to these products, many students miss school or drop out entirely during their period.
Over 96% of young adolescent girls in deprived communities miss school each month because they lack access to modern sanitary pads.
iHelp Africa aim to provide 1000 girls in 100 deprived communities with modern sanitary pads before the end of 2019.
The purpose of the One Girl One Box Project is to help provide teenage girls in deprived communities with sanitary pads to reduce absenteeism in school. Access to pads means many of these young women will stay in school. Continuing their education ensures a brighter future for their whole family. Young women's education is often the springboard for the entire family to break out of poverty.
Our main aim is to provide 1000 girl's in deprived rural communities in Ghana this year. Help us make a change today.