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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Hi Barb

Wow that sounds good :) Really hope it works out as it will be great to see this project get going after so long.

Mary

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Hi Eric,

Have you met with or talked to Nafisa about the sanitary pad project? Any new updates?

Barb

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Barb,

I have talked with Nafisa a number of times and what she wants now is a sample of the sanitary towels we gave out in Kabondo.unfortunately i did not remain with any sample to show anybody. Could you be having one that i could be showing around. Many people still do not believe there exist reusable sanitary towels and it could be good to let people see and then try making their own.

I also received mail yesterday from a lady in Kisumu who came across our posts in the internet on sanitary towels and is willing to help fund the project. i still do not know what kind of help she is willing to offer. I will send you the details as i receive them.

Thanks

Eric

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https://www.zorbeez.com

This is an 'ultra-absorbent cloth', 'washable', and 'can last for years'.

Vijai

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FYI and the $6.50 shipping and handling is IN the US only - then to Uganda - 6 weeks and $43 USD....

--
Ginger :)

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stdClass Object ( [nid] => 254740 [vid] => 256997 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1260069522 [changed] => 1260074487 [comment] => 0 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1260074487 [title] => Re: ultra-absorbent cloth - washable, long-lasting [body] => I can see this on the zorbeez site: The package includes: 2 giant Zorbeez® 2 large kitchen size Zorbeez® BONUS - 2 giant Zorbeez®* BONUS - 2 large kitchen size Zorbeez®* Expenses for the whole lot as above = USD 10 + Shipping and handling USD 6.95 + Shipping and handling for bonus USD 6.95 + (as you say) shipping to Uganda USD 43 = Total USD 66.90 How many sanitary napkins can be cut out of this whole lot, and what becomes the price of each absorbent part for one napkin? For example: - if 67 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 1.00 - if 33 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 2.00 - if 134 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 0.50 - and so on The maths can be worked out if the sizes of the zorbeez and the absorbent part of each napkin are known. Cheaper alternates to Zorbeez may be available, perhaps of Chinese origin, and a google search might help. Vijai [teaser] => I can see this on the zorbeez site: The package includes: 2 giant Zorbeez® 2 large kitchen size Zorbeez® BONUS - 2 giant Zorbeez®* BONUS - 2 large kitchen size Zorbeez®* Expenses for the whole lot as above = USD 10 + Shipping and handling USD 6.95 + Shipping and handling for bonus USD 6.95 + (as you say) shipping to Uganda USD 43 = Total USD 66.90 How many sanitary napkins can be cut out of this whole lot, and what becomes the price of each absorbent part for one napkin? For example: [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 25436 [name] => Vijai Singh [picture] => [data] => a:11:{s:2:"op";s:18:"Create new account";s:6:"submit";s:18:"Create new account";s:7:"form_id";s:13:"user_register";s:16:"captcha_solution";b:1;s:13:"captcha_token";s:32:"709067eb1714f8cbffc7dceb7ff967e0";s:14:"validationdata";a:4:{s:7:"form_id";s:13:"user_register";s:10:"preprocess";b:1;s:6:"module";s:9:"recaptcha";s:4:"type";s:9:"reCAPTCHA";}s:7:"contact";i:1;s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:1;s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";} [path] => village/kabondo/project/task/discussion/re-ultra-absorbent-cloth-washable-long-lasting-0 [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 82814 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [82814] => Kabondo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => Array ( [10] => Array ( [9587] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 9587 [vid] => 10 [name] => long-lasting [description] => [weight] => 0 [language] => [trid] => 0 ) [9586] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 9586 [vid] => 10 [name] => ultra-absorbent cloth - washable [description] => [weight] => 0 [language] => [trid] => 0 ) ) ) [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( [9587] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 9587 [vid] => 10 [name] => long-lasting [description] => [weight] => 0 [language] => [trid] => 0 ) [9586] => stdClass Object ( [tid] => 9586 [vid] => 10 [name] => ultra-absorbent cloth - washable [description] => [weight] => 0 [language] => [trid] => 0 ) ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 254740 [pid] => 254729 [hostname] => 59.180.105.207 [thread] => 0a.00.00.00.00/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 180998 [depth] => 4 )

I can see this on the zorbeez site:

The package includes:

2 giant Zorbeez®
2 large kitchen size Zorbeez®
BONUS - 2 giant Zorbeez®*
BONUS - 2 large kitchen size Zorbeez®*

Expenses for the whole lot as above = USD 10 + Shipping and handling USD 6.95 + Shipping and handling for bonus USD 6.95 + (as you say) shipping to Uganda USD 43 = Total USD 66.90

How many sanitary napkins can be cut out of this whole lot, and what becomes the price of each absorbent part for one napkin?

For example:

- if 67 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 1.00

- if 33 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 2.00

- if 134 pieces can be cut out of the whole lot, then the cost of the absorbent part for each napkin becomes USD 0.50

- and so on

The maths can be worked out if the sizes of the zorbeez and the absorbent part of each napkin are known.

Cheaper alternates to Zorbeez may be available, perhaps of Chinese origin, and a google search might help.

Vijai

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It's a great idea for you to pursue to its conclusion.....

--
Ginger :)

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ok...perhaps the more serious neighbors involved in this task may proceed in the direction mentioned in my posts above, in case they feel some benefits can be derived. Beyond this point, I might be able to assist 'only' with the maths in case something is too complicated.

Vijai

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I've ordered it - but they say 6-8 weeks delivery - and I have no way of knowing if the material itself is 'sanitary'....

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Ginger :)

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The task under the title in this thread mentions this - "One option was cloth, reusable sanitary pads."

It seems that 'sterilization' has not been an issue so far, and needs to be immediately addressed in consultation with a medical practitioner. In my opinion, it is not safe to adopt 'reusable' napkins unless they are 'sterilized' before use.

The Zorbeez are merely a substitute for the absorbent liners being already used by the village.

It will not be advisable to despatch Zorbeez to the village unless there is a clear benefit to the population in terms of lower costs as compared to the prevailing methods described under the task in this thread. I hope the maths has been done (as suggested in my earlier post) before ordering.

The issue of sterilization must also be addressed before any despatches are made to the village.

Vijai

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There were no 'maths' to be done since they do not state the size on the website - that is why I had to buy them to see the size and then doing 'the maths' will be easy. I assume they will need to be boil them in order to 'sanitize' them - something I know they aren't always able to do with their underwear.... according to my friends in the field. But we can certainly teach them with this. As a 'more serious member' I wanted to get on this right away - particularly as the delivery time is so long. So feel free to move onto something else now-
--
Ginger :)

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ok good. Do not forget to check the temperature tolerance of the zorbeez before you advise them to boil it and ruin all the effort, in a rush to be 'a serious member'.

I also hope that someone at the village will read my suggestion for advice from a 'medical practitioner' on issues of 'sterilization' of the 'reusable' napkins, before it is too late.

I am closing this task from my end and moving on...

Vijai

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