The Issue

Often, girls don’t even know that sanitary pads exist and if sanitary products are available they are unaffordable.

  • At times they dig a HOLE at home and sit in it for the DURATION OF THEIR MENSTRUATION
  • Girls try to stop the blood with DRY LEAVES, CHICKEN FEATHERS, SAND, SOIL, DUNG, NEWSPAPERS, PIECES OF RAG OR FOAM MATTRESSES
  • GIRLS GET TEASED AT SCHOOL when they soil their clothes with blood
  • FORCED INTO SEX for sanitary products
  • 25% OF ABSENCE TO SCHOOL due to their menstruation
  • 30% OF GIRLS DROP OUT OF SCHOOL due to their menstruation
  • Lack of sanitary pads which results in CHILD MARRIAGE AND YOUNG PREGNANCY
  • HIGH MOTHER AND CHILD MORTALITY RATE as well as infection and disease
  • 80% of their population living in rural areas and only ONE DOCTOR FOR EVERY 50,000 PEOPLE
  • Girls need WOMEN’S HEALTH EDUCATION
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