Malawi Menstrual Cups
Schoolgirls in Malawi want silicone menstrual cups because they are more comfortable, cheaper and greener than pads or tampons.
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In 2017, with your help we raised enough funds to distribute 1000 menstrual cups with the Girl Guides of Malawi to schoolgirls, refugees and rural women. They prefer to use menstrual cups because they are hygienic, comfortable, reduce environmental waste and save money & water.
Now in 2018, ActionAid Malawi is expanding the project across Malawi. Dorcas International has pledged to raise £35,000 for training and distribution: one donor has already offered £10,000 if we can match it. £20 gives a schoolgirl ten years of menstrual freedom, and every £20 you give will be matched by £20 from our donor’s matching funds. This is a photo of how schoolgirls in Malawi feel after using their menstrual cups for 6 months. Happy!
Menstrual Cups for Malawi
Jennifer, 16, a schoolgirl in Malawi wrote to us: ‘I want to thank you on what you’ve given me, the menstrual cup. I had no money to buy sanitary pads. All what my mum could afford was just two pieces of a torn cloth. It wasn’t good at all, I had some sores between my upper legs, they were so much painful. When having my menstruation I could no longer dance, run, or even walk fast and sometimes I could stain my clothes. I just stayed at home until I finish. My menstrual hygiene was not perfect at all, so I could badly smell. Today I was trying to insert my cup. I can now tell the whole world that it happened without any troubles. It was simple that is why I want to thank you. I will take good care of my cup, I will not share it with anyone. Thank you, may God give you long life so you do the same to as many as you did to us.’
This says it all!
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