7 VSLAs in Arusha trained on Making reusable sanitary pads

Due to the lack of menstrual products, many girls miss school when they have their period. A UNESCO report estimates that at least one in ten girls misses school every day in sub-Saharan Africa. Far too many girls even drop out completely once they begin menstruating. They are likely to marry early and contract HIV/AIDS, continuing a vicious cycle of deprivation and misery. The stigma and shame surrounding menstrual hygiene are a huge challenge.

To address this; E-MAC Trained 7 women in VSLAs group on making reusable sanitary pads under WASH and Learn 3.0 Project. The sanitary pads will be sold at affordable price so that women and girls can purchase and will aid in reducing school dropouts

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