Imagine getting your period and not having what you need to manage it: No pads, no tampons, maybe not even a bathroom, just rags cut from old clothes. That’s the monthly reality for 72% of women and girls in Ethiopia.
Passing out pads offers an additional benefit, Meron says: "We can use this opportunity … to talk about sexual and reproductive health." Women and girls who come to us for pads will have the chance to learn about ways to take control of their health.
We need your help to launch this important new program. Just $2 buys a pack of 10 pads that will keep a girl in school during her period - and we've set a goal of buying 500 packs of pads to distribute in rural communities. Click here to make your donation.