Up to 1 in 5 girls in Africa face period poverty - they cannot afford feminine hygiene products. Affected students miss 5 or more days of school each month. That's 25% of of the school year!
Did you know that 1 in 10 girls here in Canada also face period poverty?
Our group of volunteer stitchers will make reusable, washable sanitary pads and include them in kits that include 2 shields, 8 liners, 2 pairs of panties, a washcloth and a bar of soap in a brightly coloured drawstring bag free of charge.
Funded by Kingston, ON (February 2020)