She's helping-access to sanitary towels
My first campaign on helping my community
Sanitary pads empower women, and help disable women but also keep girls healthy and in school. Who knew that something so simple could be so life-changing?
In Douglas Northern-Cape , most women don’t have a hygienic way of managing their period. They often use makeshift materials like five-pairs of underwear, kitchen sponges or old cloth to manage their menstruation.
WHY IS THIS A PROBLEM?
Because without access to water and sanitation infrastructure, washing is often done in open water sources full of bacteria. Once washed, the soiled cloth or underwear used for menstruation management cannot be hung out to dry in the sun because of cultural taboos around menstrual blood.