Malawi Menstrual Health
In Malawi, girls miss school during their periods. Hygienic silicone menstrual cups are more comfortable, cheaper and greener than pads or tampons.
Raising money for
After a successful pilot study supported by the Malawi Ministry of Health, the Girl Guides of Malawi are distributing the 1000 menstrual cups raised by donors. To celebrate World Menstrual Day on 28 the world's first-ever Girl Guide Menstrual Cup Camp was held in Lilongwe. Over 60 Girl Guides attended, creating even more demand for menstrual cups.
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 ruby cup. This is so much greatful to me because in the past I had to use a piece of cloth. I had no money to buy sanitary pads just because I come from a very poor family. All what my mum could afford was just two pieces of a torn cloth. It wasn’t good at all cause every time I finish I could actually see some cuts between my upper legs and 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 could hardly go to school, so just stay at home until I finish. I started my menstrual cycle when I was 12 years and my 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 in this special way. I will take good care of my cup, I will not share it with anyone. I couldn’t afford to buy one but with you I have lost 0 kwacha for my 10 years coming. 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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with gift aid: £16,787.40
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