Too many girls and women lack hygienic and affordable menstrual products.
Reusable sanitary pads are one solution to this problem in Madagascar. A pilot initiative by Projet Jeune Leader showed that girls overwhelmingly used these reusable pads; were not embarrassed to wash and dry them in public; and felt more self-confident during their period.
I’m not embarrassed anymore to tell my friends I have my period because I have re-usable sanitary pads.
- 16 year old girl in one of Projet Jeune Leader’s partner schools who received a kit.
Re-usable sanitary pads come in many designs. Projet Jeune Leader chose to work with Days for Girls, a leading international organization in the field. Their design uses little water, dries quickly, is comfortable, and has high user acceptance in a variety of settings. They have reached over 1,500,000 women in 110 different countries.
Learn about the components of the Days for Girls kit and how the reusable pads work:
Here are the components and the cost of the Days for Girls kits in Madagascar. Click on the image to download the document. Please contact Days for Girls Toliara directly to order.
Read the summary of Projet Jeune Leader’s pilot reusable pad initiative:
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