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Lack of sanitary pads in the schools, Hospitals, and communities we were facing an alarming situation.


Women and Girls are the most affected in that it is common in less privileged villages in INVOUBA, INGIE, POOL, and LIKUALA Districts.  to find small pieces of rags in a handkerchief size hung for drying and at times. these small pieces of rags from old clothes are found dumped and soaked in blood for disposal. . Others are found on dustbin dumps.


unfortunately, the lack of tools for proper sanitary hygiene can lead to girls missing nearly a week of school each month.

Because they cannot afford to acquire sanitary pads hence resort to the use of rags from old clothes that cannot fasten and hold the blood.

At times young women and girls find themselves embarrassed when blood leaks through these rags and soaks their clothes. This exposes them to bullying from the boys who call them people with natural bleeding wounds (machines). This creates stigmatization among these young girls and women too. these girls feel unsafe and uncomfortable learning when they are continually checking if they soiled their clothing or feeling embarrassed when their makeshift pads are exposed.


Menstrual hygiene is crucial to the health and well-being of women and girls in less privileged communities. women and girls are exposed to the risk of infections and other health complications. urinary tract infections caused by unhygienic menstrual practices.


We have faith that when girls are confident and able to manage their menstruation healthily and with dignity, they can fully participate in all areas of life, including school, work, and community activities.

This empowerment can have far-reaching effects on their prospects and contribute to societal development.


in order to prevent infections,  we trying to promote self-esteem, in the women and girls who experience extreme poverty in the communities. Menstruation is often surrounded by stigma and misinformation, in the poor era  we can contribute to



breaking down this social stigma. Education about menstruation. can help normalize this natural process and reduce the shame and fear associated with it.


CO.CO.PE launched this Project because it will increase the supply of suitable, quality, and adequate reusable sanitary pads to women and girls.


This project will also empower women and girls with the skills of making reusable sanitary pads that will ensure self-reliance and sustainability.

The purpose of this intervention is to empower women and girls through the supply of sanitary pads with education on menstrual hygiene management and general hygiene in the Communities.


This will last the less privileged schools, clinics, and villages. we are happy because this project has helped girls for at least three years, giving them peace of mind while in class!


The project provides girls with reusable sanitary pads, enabling them to attend school during their menstrual cycle without fear of leakage or discomfort. It also offers employment to women who manufacture these pads. our pad sewing allowed 1,075 girls to continue their studies in INGIE, EMVOUBA, Pool, and Mouyonzi safely and comfortably.


The project empowers women by providing them with employment opportunities. Women in urban and rural villages and  communities are involved in the production of sanitary pads



Girls who have received these pads exclaim that the gift of the pad kits has remarkably reduced their stress. They are no longer concerned and distracted while in class.

To equip selected key stakeholders with relevant knowledge and skills on how to utilize the locally available resources (materials) to make reusable menstrual pads for proper Menstrual Health Management targeting adolescent girls and women across the different targeted schools and surrounding local communities.


To give girls and women in the INGIE  district, the opportunity to take full part in education and realize their potential by:

  1. Improving personal hygiene and health of adolescent girls and women by availing sustainable, affordable sanitary protection.

  2. Removing barriers to education for girls in and out of school so that they can go to school.

  3. Improving the income - livelihood of women and men through the provision of RUMPS making

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