Health and hygiene for rural girls and women in Zimbabwe

Posted November 11, 2019

I founded The Tsholotsho MOBILE library initiative  (T-MOBILE ),a non-profit , to promote literacy, education for living and acssess to information within marginalized rural communities. Through  the women's health and hygiene department  I am currently working on teaching  women and girls how to design and produce renewable sanitary pads. This is inspired by my country's current dire economic situation.It aims to promote health and hygiene I marginalized rural communities .Women will also be able to save on whatever meagre income the acquire as commercial sanitary pads are expensive.  The challenges  we mainly include financial problems in an unstable economy and transport issues as some  of the villages are very remote.our reach , if  challenges  are removed is expected to be at around 200000 villagers,youths and school children.

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear brother
You are doing well. Do well , be good

Nov 12
Nov 12

Hi Endebelest,
What an interesting project you are undertaking. Literacy eduction and reusable sanitary pads splendid. Education is always important for anyone, however some have regrettably missed it. But with the literacy classes or education the determined ones can regain their balance.
The sanitary pads is my favorite. Please how much is disposal pad a pack in your country? Dollar rate please.
I can't wait to see you kick off on this project let me see and link you with another sister who is into it from Denmark.
Will get back to you.

Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

Hi Endebelest,

Congrats on sharing your first post! What country are you from? Does your organization have a website and/or social media page(s) that we can like/follow? It sounds like you have some great initiatives there. There are several sisters within the community who make reusable sanitary pads, and there is also a sister in India who has developed an even more sustainable program with menstrual cups that I think is a great option, too. You can read about it more here:

Hope you're having a great week!

Nov 13
Nov 13

Thank you for your support for women. Please continue in your good work and never relent.

Usha K.C.
Nov 13
Nov 13

wow! you are doing such a commendable job for women's health and hygiene.
keep this on brother.

Nov 18
Nov 18

Your initiative is great. Please keep on pushing as you have the will the way will be open nor matter how difficult it will push through. Thanks for sharing.

This is a good initiative. I am proud of you. Keep doing what you do. Hope to hear more from your activities

Jacqueline Namutaawe

What an awesome initiative please keep us posted on the progress of the initiative.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Endebelest4,
Thank you so much for your post and the good work that you are doing for sure. All the best in all your endeavors.
Have a blessed day.