OVC Reusable Pad Program

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OVC Reusable Pad Program

550.00

University of Wisconsin- Lacrosse

One initiative started by 2018 SIHFers was teaching local schoolgirls how to make reusable sanitary pads out of old clothes or fabrics and basic materials easily found in Bududa. We hope to continue this initiative with our OVC girls, many of whom will start having their periods soon.

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One of the most pressing needs for our female OVCs (and for many girls in Bududa overall) is the lack of sanitary pads. When menstruating, girls and women will miss school and work and stay at home to continuously wash and dry their underwear due to the lack of pads or extra underwear.

One initiative started by 2018 SIHFers was teaching local schoolgirls how to make reusable sanitary pads out of old clothes or fabrics and basic materials easily found in Bududa. We hope to continue this initiative with our OVC girls, many of whom will start having their periods soon. By purchasing a sewing machine and a large stock of fabric, needles, and thread, we are looking to test the viability of having OVC girls make pads and even underwear for themselves to improve their own quality of life, and then make enough surplus to sell as a source of income.