Re-usable sanitary pads in rural Uganda

Each month thousands of school-aged girls in Uganda miss school simply because they cannot afford sanitary pads.  In an effort to help out, we held a re-usable sanitary pad making workshop for one of our women’s groups.

The workshop was attended by young and old. Grandmothers came out so they could help their granddaughters!

Everyone was instructed and given materials to make 2 pads each. The ladies agreed the materials were cheap to purchase and readily available. Plans are in the making to continue production and sell them in local markets.

One enterprising lady said she’d change the design and start making reusable diapers!

These ladies meet a few times each week. They discuss household and family issues and generally support each other in times of need. They receive training that helps them make decisions and earn income.

Volunteering with a women’s group is incredibly rewarding. While they teach our volunteers how to make beaded jewellery, handbags, and sandals, you’ll be passing on important information about nutrition, organic gardening, family planning… anything really.

It’s all about creating relationships and using local resources to improve lives.

Apply today for our Community Outreach program. Specify in the message section you want to work with women and we’ll do our best to have you working alongside these amazing, motivated women!

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