Re-useable Sanitary Pads
Education is worth its weight in gold in Malawi.
One of the most effective ways for women to become more independent is to get, and more importantly complete, their education.
A re-useable 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. They are cheaper to buy and to produce, you can wash them, and they last for many months. A simple solution that has proven to have an enormously positive impact on the lives of Malawian girls and women.
Not only do re-useable sanitary pads allow girls to attend school and women to continue to work during their period, the pads also empower them financially. We train women to produce them, and subsequently help them set up small businesses to supply the pads to the local population. In this way, we are actively helping Malawi women and girls to complete their education or keep their jobs, and to become independent businesswomen in the process.