Covering 13 primary schools, the beneficiaries receive four packets of sanitary towels and menstrual hygiene education every term. Most of these girls substitute pads with reusable cloths or towels. With low access to clean water, the girls use water drawn from earth dams to wash these clothes. This exposes them to a high risk of Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). As an organization, we take it upon ourselves to train them on how to use reusable towels without posing a risk to their reproductive health.
Kenya’s population was 47,564,2962019 according to the 2019 Population and Housing Census, when narrowed down 24,014,716 were women which are 50.5 percent of the population. This means that a significant number of women and girls in Kenya menstruate every month with factors such as poverty limiting menstrual hygiene responsiveness.
- Promotion of Menstrual hygiene with Menstrual Hygiene Management
- Donation of sanitary pads to schools.
- The teaching of proper disposal of sanitary pads
- Teaching the Girls how to properly maintain good hygiene during their periods
- Encouraging girls be proud of menstruation instead of feeling ashamed of it.
- Teaching them to change their sanitary pads every 4-6 hours
- Encouraging girls to seek medical assistance in case of infections