CVS-Tanzania is a non-profit organization leading the Menstrual Movement in rural Tanzania; we are changing the conversation around periods and providing kits to girls in need!
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 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, gender equality and family planning in Tanzania.
One of our missions is to ensure NO girl misses school due to a lack of sanitary Pads, Period!