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Posted for Bergnek

Our main initiative at the moment is the Cloth sanitary pads making initiative for overcoming the inability to afford sanitary pads, which forces girls to use primitive alternatives, such as news papers, rags of cloth, banana leaves just to mention a few, which are both ineffective and unhygienic.

All these alternatives may lead to long term health risk such as Reproductive Tract Infections, Toxic Shock Syndrome or cervical cancer. Research shows that girls miss up to 50 school days annually due to menstruation. In most rural communities girls and woman are essentially under monthly house arrest.

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