The organization leading the Menstrual Movement in Tanzania, We are changing the conversation around periods and providing kits/reusable sanitary towels to girls in need.
Young women and girls in school are increasing exposed to menstrual hygiene management challenges, in Tanzania, lack of Information, products and services. They trade ‘’ sex for pads’’ with men twice or thrice their age, exposing the further to unintended cases of pregnancies, abortion, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection, Impacting on their school attendance and academic performances, Schools lack sanitary and disposal facilities
Girls in Tanzania face a myriad of Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) challenges, lack of information, products and services, they use hygienic materials cow dung, sisal fibers, sand and dry leaves to manage their menses during menstruation, schools lack sanitary disposal facilities. menstruation also come with pain and stress, forcing girls to abstain from school for at least 4-7 days a month and 48-84 days annually, impacting on their school attendance and academic performances. Our vision is to ensure no girl misses school due to a lack of sanitary pads. Period!
We do provide for school girls and vulnerable the Reusable sanitary towels that is low cost, affordable and high quality, menstrual hygiene management products, saves menstrual cost and time by between 75%-90% The reusable sanitary towel is made from locally available second hand cloth materials, the soft cotton fleece, absorbent toweling and polyurethane water proof fabric materials. It can be kept hygienic by hand washing using locally available soap, or detergent and water and sun dried. It is soft, durable, and can be used for a maximum period of 3 years.
We work with both public and private schools from urban, Peri urban and in the rural country side providing them with SRHR information, product and services education in Tanzania. We are empowering capacity of young girls and youth in and out of schools on sexual and reproductive health and Rights including comprehensive sexuality education, menstrual hygiene management information, products and services and family planning in