Providing menstrual products and education
Good Neighbors works to help eliminate the stigma of menstruation in Uganda and to protect youth's rights to attend school.
Follow the story of Barbara, who had to give up on having classes for about 60 days every year after she started menstruating.
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"We miss too many classes. It's not fair that we don't have the same opportunities as boys."
"I didn't use a sanitary pad when I first got my period. I used an old piece of cloth my grandma gave me."
Barbara, 14 years old
My first period
Barbara's story is common in Uganda: many girls don't have access to proper menstrual products. They use dirty clothes, banana leaves, sponges... whatever they can find.
The average household income in Uganda is $10.
A pack of 7 sanitary pads costs 10% of that.
Girls end up having health issues and some even get forced into marriage because their families can't afford menstrual pads.
"We know what we're using is not hygienic but pads are too expensive for us. There's just no other option. I didn't have any alternatives either. We need to use what is available. "
The GOOD KIT
By donating $35, you are gifting a DIY kit with:
- 7 pairs of underwear;
- 3 cloths menstrual pads;
- 3 maxi absorbent pads (day);
- 1 super maxi absorbent pad (night);
- 2 shorts.
Girl's Ambassador Project
Good Neighbors helps girls organize clubs about hygiene and aid training, and also supports a comittee so they educate themselves on their rights.
Better Life for Girls strives to complete the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3-6, 10 and 16.