Situated in one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, this community of approximately 4,500 people face a number of spiritual, economic, and humanitarian challenges. Specifically, girls beginning around age 12 are missing up to 5 days of school per month due to the challenges that stem from their monthly menstrual cycle. Disposable Feminine hygiene products are expensive and most have to do without and end up staying home or using unhealthy and unsanitary options. Missing this many days leads to dropping out of school without a marketable skill and ending up in prostitution. Reusable monthly hygiene kits are a sanitary, effective solution to an obvious need and will help keep teenage girls in school every day of the month.
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