Sanitary protection

sharon multani
Posted June 13, 2014 from United Kingdom

I have a little dream to help my sisters access adequate sanitary protection. To facilitate this I sew washable sanitary towels which are pretty, waterproof and last for a long time. I send small waterproof purses to keep one in.

I am particularly keen to access Muslim women as I know such subjects are not easy to discuss in Islamic communities. I would also like to find a contact in Uganda and Sri Lanka who could distribute these please. Of course I am very happy to help all my SISTERS worldwide. These towels are already being successfully used in Lagos. If anyone is interested, please inbox me. Thank you.

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Kangabe Edith
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014

I am in Uganda and I would like to get in touch with you, I am very much interested in distributing them in Uganda. and if possible to teach young girls/women on how to make them if possible.

My e-mail address is [email protected]

sharon multani
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014

The easiest way is for me to send some and take one to apart and you will see how it is made etc. Can you tell me about the women you work with please. This idea does work as I sent some to Nigeria and the women there are making their own now to sell and for distribution.

Kangabe Edith
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 05, 2014

I work with women of all types including those who are educated. Bu the important group I am interested in are those that are stay home mothers and their education is low (primary level). I have a total number of 50 members including adolescent mothers who would benefit by contributing to their incomes (since they survive on their own).

Mary S
Jun 13, 2014
Jun 13, 2014

Hi!

Great to see people linked up by the power of the internet :)

If you don't already know about them, both of you may be interested in Days For Girls http://www.daysforgirls.org/They are a network of volunteers in several countries who make reusable sanitary pads to send to organisations in developing countries who have requested them. They also teach people in developing countries how to make their own pads.

They have groups here in the UK and in Uganda, so could be good contacts for both of you. Both have pages on Facebook Uganda - http://www.facebook.com/DaysforGirlsUgandaUK - http://www.facebook.com/DaysforGirlsUK

I also know a couple of other non-profits in Uganda who are making their own pads, one in Kasese and one in Jinja. Josephine, if either of those are close to you, I would be happy to ask them if they would be willing to share information with you about how they make them.

Mary

sharon multani
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 14, 2014

Thank you Mary for your helpful comments and advice to such useful links.

Sharon

Yvette Warren
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014

Wow! Sharon, I'm so happy that this effort is growing. Yvette

sharon multani
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 18, 2014

It is only through the support of people like you that this is growing dear sister. Hopefully it will grow more and more and more x

Mwanje Jolem
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014

Dear sharon i know south sudan isn`t among the countries you mentioned to support be we need people like you hear, girls here drop out of school due to lack of access to proper sanitation measures including lack of access to sanitary pads. during this conflict these girls need to be supported. please if you can help us help the girls we shall be greatful. Thank you

sharon multani
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014

Hi, of course I will send some, please may I have address.

Urmila Chanam
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 30, 2014

Dear Sharon,

Who else can tell about your great initiative other than a beneficiary- that is me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have a heart of gold and the consignment of sanitary towels that you shipped to me in Bangalore-India was the best thing to happen to me. I was so touched by your gesture and devotion to provide sanitary material to girls.

I had the privilege to distribute to women and girls in Uganda.

Keep going sister!

Much love Urmila Chanam