Call for volunteers Reusable Sanitary Pads Project

CAEPA Cameroon
Posted February 10, 2020 from Cameroon
workshop on sexual and reproductive health
This workshop was conducted to create awareness about reproductive health, the menstrual cycle and personal hygiene among women. It was attended by 62 participants.
Distribution of Pads
Distribution of Pads: This workshop was conducted to create awareness about reproductive health, the menstrual cycle and personal hygiene among women. It was attended by 62 participants. (1/3)

CAEPA calls on all shareholders and volunteers to collaborate on a reusable sanitary pad project to be distrusted to IDP women and girls in Bamenda Cameroon who have been affected by the ongoing instability in the region and create a co-operative social enterprise that will create employment and skills training for women in the region

 

Many girls and women in Cameroon do not have access to affordable sanitary pads. Menstrual hygiene management is important cause some trade sex for pads exposing them to early pregnancies, abortions, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. Schools lack adequate sanitary and disposal facilities and lack of clean water supply therefore many girls don’t attend school when they are on their menstrual cycle.  This impacts their education. Disposable sanitary towels remain costly, inaccessible and environmentally unsustainable. CAEPA believes washable hand made sanitary pads are the solution By keeping a young girl in school, we change lives and help women out of poverty 

Goal

Improved menstrual hygiene education health for school girls aged 10-19 years, in Bamenda and surrounding villages

Environmental Impact

The use of conventional disposable sanitary pads is not good for a sustainable environment as they are made with plastic which are non-biodegradable. The best solution is washable, reusable sanitary pads 

Cost Effective

Disposable sanitary pads are too expensive and many women and girls can’t afford that each month. Having washable pads will in the long term save money for women to use for other wealth creation projects and provide for their families.

 

Specific Objectives

  1. Train 100 women and teenage girls on production and selling pads through introduction of a co-operative social enterprise business mode
  2. Create wealth for women and employment in this co-operative model

Other goals

Soap production training for wealth creation

 

Ways to help our initiative by donating :

  • 1 travel sized shampoo and body wash
  • New Washcloths
  • New pairs of underwear-all sizes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Sewing machines
  • Mentorship to teach women and girls

CAEPA firmly believes that you educate a girl child you educate a whole village and change communities for the better

Partner with CAEPA as we explore solutions for a sustainable menstrual health management in Bamenda Cameroon and surrounding villages.  

Comments 13

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Tarke Edith
Feb 10
Feb 10

Hello CAEPA
Thanks for sharing this with great opportunity with us.

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 10
Feb 10

You welcome

Hello, again, CAEPA Cameroon,

What a lovely initiative this is! I hope you can find volunteers to help you out with this reusable sanitary pads project. How impressive!

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thank you

Anita Shrestha
Feb 12
Feb 12

Thank you for sharing

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 12
Feb 12

Welcome

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thank you

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 13
Feb 13

Such a lufty idea though I may not really understand how used pads can be recycled but I will eventually encourage volunteers for such a project owing to its necessity especially to the displaced women
I wish you success in such a project and will not hesitate to encourage and advertise to potential youths.

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 17
Feb 17

Great Sister. thank you

laison sylvie
Feb 17
Feb 17

Great initiative, hoping to meet you so we talk on the reusable sanitary pads project. Can I have a number to contact maybe?

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 17
Feb 17

Tel: +237 670485022/ +237693960965

lizzymark
Feb 17
Feb 17

Good initiative brother, I like that disposable sanitary pads are not good for the environment. You are not only helping women but saving their environment too. Thanks for shearing.

CAEPA Cameroon
Feb 18
Feb 18

Thank you sister for the encouragement

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