At MERCY there are on average 15 girls absent every day due to monthly menstruation restricting the girls to their homes and preventing them from attending school. It was hard for me to learn that after all the success that Peter has had with growing MERCY, this remained a major obstacle for female students staying in school and reaching graduation.
After researching several solutions we’ve made a great connection with AFRIPAD based in Uganda, which produces reasonably priced high quality reusable sanitary PADS & educational kits.
Each kit is ±$5.00. By ordering 250 kits each female student would be given her own kit and MERCY would have 50 extra on hand for emergency or replenishment. This would solve the problem for the entire 2017/2018 school year, dramatically reducing the high daily absentee rate and greatly increase the success of the entire female portion of the student body.