As Rotaract turns 50 in 2018 (started in 1968,) The Rotary's Clubs District 9210, which includes Malawi, Northern Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe has committed to celebrating their anniversary milestone by launching water and sanitation projects in 50 communities across the region. 50 years, 50 communities. One for each year that Rotaract has been in existence. Green Malata's re-useable sanitary pads initiative has been selected to be one of the 50 Rotaract Projects.
A sanitary pad can determine if a girl stays in school, if a woman keeps her job or if she manages to grow enough food to feed herself and her family. When they lack the products they need, many girls miss out on as much as 20% of their school year, and adult women risk being fired for staying home from work.
Green Malata shall provide the pads for the girls and conduct training sessions on how to make the pads, together with Rotaract members so that they, in turn, can hold training sessions of their own.