With more than 65% of the girls and women in Uganda unable to afford most hygiene products. Sanitary pads especially are something they can not forego.
Due to the high costs of menstrual hygiene products in Uganda, young girls from poor families are opting for homemade sanitary products made from old clothes.
Feedback from the girls at Little Angels Uganda suggests reusable pads are a better option and preferred if they are available. Some girls have never even seen a sanitary pad before.
Empowering our girls
We are educating and empowering our young girls by teaching them how to make their own sanitary products so they don’t go without.
We are making reusable pads that are long-lasting. Amazingly it is very easy and possible for our young girls.
Supplies needed to make sanitary pads
These are some of the materials we need ongoing to make the sanitary pads.
- Electric sewing machine
- Ordinary sewing machine
- Scissors (toothed and regular)
- Button machine
- Sewing needles
- Sewing thread
- Stretch Spandex fabric
- Cotton fabric