Dignity Belongs to African Girls Too!
There are 1 624 575 girls in Mozambique between the ages of 14 and 19, which represents 10.7% of the female population. This is the school-going age of menstruating girls. Statistics show that the majority of these girls do not have regular access to sanitary products.
Research has confirmed the negative effects of poor menstrual health management on a girl’s education. The lack of access to sanitary wear and adequate sanitation facilities can affect a girl’s attendance at school by 25% per year. That is one week every month, which is a massive setback in their school careers.
You can change the outcome for these girls by sponsoring reusable menstrual pads. Each pad lasts approximately 5 years, which will enable a girl to continue to access education every week of the month. A pack of 6 costs just $30 and will change a girl’s entire school career.