Teaching women and girls to make cloth sanitary pads

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Some months ago a discussion started on Nabuur about girls in Kabondo, Kenya not being able to attend school during their period; a common problem in many parts of the developing world. Disposable pads are very expensive and alternatives don't seem to exist for most girls. They often just stay home for the 5-10 days per month that they have they period, rather than be embarrassed. This cuts heavily into their education. ( To see past discussion visit http://www.nabuur.com/en/village/kabondo/project/task/feminine-hygiene-p...)

From these discussions a number of options came up:

One option was cloth, reusable sanitary pads. They are just like disposable ones in shape and look. They snap or button around the underwear and the absorbency is increased or decreased by adding or removing 'liners.'

After some discussion in the community, they decided to give it a try. Nabuur volunteers found patterns that could be made from hand.

Deanna Duke of Goods 4 Girls helped out and rounded up kits from individuals and manufacturers. A total of 70 kits (which included 3-5 liners/pads, a carrying bag and instructions) were gathered.

In July 2008, I had the fortunate opportunity to hand deliver the kits to the girls. Seventy girls from Oriang Girls School and 2 teachers from Got Rateng Primary took part in the project.

It has been nearly 6 months now and we are glad to report things are going fairly well. The girls and teachers reported that they are very happy with the sanitary pads as it saves them the monthly expense.

NEXT STEPS

The next step is to have some of the girls or women in the community learn to make the cloth pads for themselves. The costs are minimal and the supplies are locally available. Basic supplies include:

Cotton (6 oz) or Flannel - 3 yards/8 pads - most females will require between 12-18 pads per month
Snaps or buttons
Thread
Needles for sewing
Paper for tracing the patterns
Pattern (which can just be printed and photocopied)

The girls and women would have to be taught how to sew, if they don't already know how, which has a number of other benefits. Some of the women may wish to pursue this as a business opportunity and become a supplier of sanitary pads in the community. This would generate much needed income.

We would like to discuss options and alternatives for sustaining this project and getting it going. While some seed funding may be required, we are ultimately interested in coming up with ideas for a sustainable way to get the girls sanitary pads.

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Barb-

I know you're already familiar with this organization, but I think this would be a great project to submit to Friends of Kenya (www.friendsofkenya.org), especially if you're only looking for around $500.

Here's a link to their funding guidelines:

http://www.friendsofkenya.org/project/apply_funding

They've been great to work with in the Kayole-Soweto village and very supportive of the progress at the hospital.

Jennifer

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Barb-

I came across this one tonight too and it also looks like a good one. At first I thought that it was only for projects here in the US, but looking through the Fall grantees there are a few grantees for projects based in developing countries as well.

http://www.openmeadows.org/

Application guidelines are located here:

http://www.openmeadows.org/apply.htm

I did note that proposals cannot be accepted via email-they need a paper copy.

Jennifer

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Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for the links. I am familiar with Friends of Kenya - maybe we can consider submitting another application specifically for this project. Our last one was rejected for blanket making. Eric any comments on that?

As for Open Meadows, it seems very promising. However, we would need a partnership with a registered 501(C) charity to apply. Goods 4 Girls doesn't have charitable status yet.

Anyone have any thoughts on a US-based organization that might help partner for this application?

Barb

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Hi Barb

Reusable pads for Africa was a hot topic on various blogs early last year, but seems to have gone quiet now. If anyone can find any current discussions, may be worth posting about Kabondo's ideas to produce them locally.

This, and the women's microfinance project, might also be things that various women's groups would support. So if anyone is a member (either locally or online) of such groups, it may be worth passing details on to them.

I had a look at http://www.kabondopoverty.org/ and could not see reference to these projects. Are they going to be added to this and to the Facebook group?

All the funding organisations I know of are on that list list of mine. Not sure whether this would qualify for any of them, it may depend on exactly what the focus is i.e. whether its mostly about making for their own use, or whether the long-term aim is to make it into a business.

Is Eric working on more details of budget, number of wonem/girls who would be involved etc? Wherever we look, this kind of info would be helpful.

There are already others in Kenya making reusable pads.

http://www.eastandard.net/InsidePage.php?id=1143995773&cid=499
They are using a slightly different design which does not sound as though it is always very comfortable. The project received assistance from Action Aid.
They are in Budalang’i, which is somewhere in western Kenya, although I have not bee able to work out exactly where. If close enough, they may be able to learn from each other.

A Kenyan organisation called the Binti Foundation is working to produce low cost sanitary pads
http://www.bintiafrica.org/?p=capacity_building
http://www.bintiafrica.org/?p=sanitation
I cannot find details of the areas of Kenya they work in (just says rural areas), or they types of pads. I have no idea whether they could assist directly, but even if not they may be able to offer some advice.

Mary

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Hi Mary,

As always, thanks for the wealth of info!

Yes the topic of sanitary pads has quieted this year. It was a hot topic with all the commercials on related to Proctor & Gamble and their campaign. Good idea to post to blogs. I posted in the Social Actions blog about this and have had a few good responses.

The Kabondo website is in need of updating. Alison Lowndes has recently agreed to handle the updates, but we still have to get the info to her. I hope to have the site full of more content shortly, including the 2 projects.

Eric indicated he should be able to get more detailed information for the budget. I chatted with him last Tuesday.

There are a few groups making their own sanitary pads. Eric is going to contact the group that started the Makapad in Uganda, which other groups have adopted. Hopefully they will have some good info. I also contacted a group that is making pads in Kenya, but no response yet. As you say they may not be able to provide direct assistance, but they may be able to offer advice.

Thanks,

Barb

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Great project, some suggestion for sources of funding.
Micro finance via www.kiva.org
best regards
Louise Cross
Australia

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Thanks Louise,

I hadn't really looked into Kiva for this sort of project - but it would work!

Barb

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Hi Eric,

Can you please put together a small and brief bugdet for this project - maybe to start with just a small group of girls/women? We need a bit better idea of the cost to train a small group. Then maybe one of the girls/women will express an interest in starting a small business, which we could submit to Kiva.

What do you think?

The items to include in the training budget would include:

1. Sewing needles
2. Cotton fabric
3. Snaps or buttons
4. Honorarium for the instructor

Barb

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Barb,

i will put together a small budget as you have requested. I think purchasing a few materials and training a small group of girls is a first step in going on with this very important activity. The day the first girl makes her own will be a great day for the girl child in Kabondo, Kenya.

Erix

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HI Eric,
How are you going with the funding? Any news? I am interested to see where the project is up to and see if there are ways we could help.

Abby

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Hi Abbey,

This project has been slow going. I am still writing the summary of the survey, which has been taking me longer than expected. As for funding, we don't have any news there. We ran Tweetheart campaign to raise some funds, but managed to only raise $800 which will go towards the microloan program first. We have some contacts out there that are interested in working on this type of project, but none have indicated that they would provide any funding. Once we have the summary of the survey written, we can use the information in any proposals. There was some mention of Kitchen Tables as an organization that may be a good option to fund such a project. Would you be able to look into this a bit more and see about working on compiling a proposal to submit to them?

Thanks,

Barb

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Kitchen Tables requires proven success in the past - ie: that your $800 microloan program is paid back in a timely method with accurate bookeeping. Only then will they consider working with you for a larger project.

Ginger :)

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Thanks Ginger!

Yes a proven record is important and having the microloan program operated by KPAO will go a long way for securing funds for other projects.

Barb

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Hi Barb,

I agree with Ginger, it is important to have a proven record that the money will go through to the next cycle. Once a project outline and proven record can be submitted, I believe then funding will be much easier to come by. The key here is to have a project that will generate enough to keep the cycle moving forward for the next person awaiting a loan.

Abbey

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Hi Abby,

Thank you very much for your contribution to this discussion.We gave re-usable sanitary towels on a trial basis to about 70 poor and vulnerable girls who have been using either used clothes, toilet papers or cotton wool during their menstrual flows and their response was very impressive. We administered a questionnaire to these young ladies to gauge its efficacy and any problems they may have. Overall the girls agreed that they cannot afford to buy pads monthly and that the best way to help them is to have these re-usable sanitary towels.

Funding has been slow in coming for this vital project and so far we have not been able to raise any amount for this project. We welcome any kind of support and pray that you be of help in any way you can.

Eric

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