In Congo, many girls drop out of school when they reach puberty. Sanitary pads are not readily available and girls are embarrassed and rather miss school. This leads to dropping out, and we want to change that! We are supplying washable sanitary pads ($22 each) from a local Vancouver Island producer who uses sustainable sourced fabrics.
We are supplying 3 washable pads with a waterproof baggie per girl (total cost of $88). The supplier (Blue Bird Pads) is giving us a 30% discount. A young man from Nanaimo is going for his second visit to Grace Orphanage (leaving December 30) and will take the pads with him, so no shipping costs.