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Reusable Sanitary Towels (Kenya)

Ensure a girl-friendly physical learning environment, such as proper sanitation facilities, water in schools, safe transport to and from school, provision of school supplies, provision of school meals, libaries, etc.
Reusable sanitary towels in Kenya

SI Milimani provided reusable sanitary towels, panties and soap to the  Kibagare Girls Football team

The Kibagare Girls Football team is a group of girls from the Kibagare Slum in Nairobi. The team was formed to give the girls positive non-formal education. Being from disadvantaged backgrounds, the girls’ families are unable to buy sanitary towels for them. As a result, the girls have to use unsanitary materials which may also cause embarrassment e.g. pieces of old cloth and mattresses

SI Milimani established that the girls football team that plays at the Shangilia Youth Centre which was established by DSW are in need reusable sanitary towels, panties and soap. SI Witten-Rhur supported the project financially by giving a contribution of sh.63,000 towards sanitary towels for needy girls. The girls were trained on the proper usage of the sanitary towels by ICare (the supplier). DSW also provided them with educative materials on responsible living for the youth.

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The girls are now able to consistently play on the team and do not have to miss this important part of their lives during menstruation.

Clubs: SI Milimani & SI Witten-Rhur, PFR: 27873

SoroptiTips:

  • Menstruation doesn’t just keep girls from accessing formal education, but non-formal education as well.
  • The towels sourced for this project are re-usable – achieving a long term effect for the girls and sustainability for the environment.
  • Multiple partnerships keep this project going – between SI clubs, with the school, with the supplier, and with a corporate donor.

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