Welicious Reusable Pad Project to end period poverty in Cameroon

Posted May 18, 2019 from Cameroon
End Period Poverty
Help ensure no girl is held back by her period

Day #2

Period poverty is one of the major challenges in achieving good Menstrual Hygiene especially in developing countries. 

Access to sanitary products, sanitation infrastructure especially clean water, safe hygienic spaces and the right to manage menstruation without shame or stigma, is essential for anyone who menstruates.

Welisane Foundation is working on its Reusable Pad Project to be launched on the 28th of May with the aim of reducing Period Poverty in Cameroon. You can be part of this project by sharing your expertise, volunteering or donating reusable kits to less privilege girls.

Menstruation is a universal female biological experience.  No woman or girl should be held back because of her period.


This story was submitted in response to Menstruation Matters.

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May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

Yes. " No girl will be held back because of her "period". I love that statement of yours.
We can only realizes this dreamt when we speak out about " period" and it related challenges as you just did.
- Reusable pad is the answer I agree totally.
Thanks for sharing!

Jill Langhus
May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

Hi Welisane,

Thanks for sharing your post. I love your motto and mission here. Did you happen to see a fellow sister's post the other day about needing help with pads for the IDPS in Cameroon? I sure wish someone could help them: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/women-peace-cameroon/posts/90656. Please let me know.

May 18, 2019
May 18, 2019

Welldone my sister.

Tamarack Verrall
May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

Hi Welisane,
This is great work, addressing period poverty. In case this might be of help, here is a call for grant applications before May 26/19. https://international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/20...
Congrats on the important work.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
May 30, 2019
May 30, 2019

Hello, Welisane,

This is really a great initiative! Reusable pads are ways forward. It is more environment friendly than disposable ones.

I hope you can reach out the sisters in Cameroon who were displaced and are using moss as a way to prevent the blood from staining. Jill provided the link. I hope you can get connected.

Thank you and please keep us posted!

Sep 26, 2019
Sep 26, 2019

My dear Welisane,
Thanks so much for sharing this. This is one area I am very passionate about. I'll really want to do something for our secondary school girls because some of their parents cannot afford pads each month for these girls.

Let me know how the reusable pad is gotten. Maybe we can privately talk.

Harriet Chimdirimebere
234-8036777172 or [email protected]

Nabila Abbas
Oct 06, 2019
Oct 06, 2019

Thanks for sharing :)

Anita Shrestha
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019

Thank you for sharing and keep it continue

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