Positive Aid is now piloting new activities targeting women – providing them with reusable sanitary pads. We are initially giving the ‘kits’ to new mothers, right after they give birth when there is a specific and real need. Commercial pads are not an option for most women due to poverty, so this intervention has the power to make a significant impact. Not only will the pads help women manage lochia; they will also reduce dangerous infections, as women will not have to resort to unhygienic alternatives.
Briege has led a new collaboration between Positive Aid, Days for Girls, and Stitch – NGOs involved in the production and distribution of the reusable pads. The pads are easy to use, wash and dry. They are environmentally friendly and sustainable, and – as an added bonus – are beautifully hand-sewn in African fabrics. Initial feedback from the women
who have used them has been exciting and positive!
Future possibilities include providing the pads to girls too – with the aim of empowering them to remain independent and improve their school attendance throughout every month. Special thanks go to Briege and the people at Days for Girls,