Other WASH Activities

In addition to learning how to construct VIP latrines, WCFJC beneficiaries will learn how to make items like hand washing soap, shampoo and reusable sanitary pads.

Reusable Sanitary Pads

It has been noticed that in developing countries, menstruation is the No.1 cause of school absenteeism among girls, ahead of malaria and other diseases. It makes girls miss up to 20% of school days and is a major barrier to empowering women and girls.

What are Reusable Pads?

A reusable pad is a special washable pad that made to help manage menstrual flow.

Importance of Making Reusable Pads

The Reusable Sanitary Pads are a natural alternative to disposable napkins.  Reusable pads present several advantages including the following:

  • Made of cloth rather than plastic
  • Allow skin to breath causing fewer odor and reducing irritation
  • Are customized to fit each individual
  • Provide girls access to affordable sanitary towels

By making and selling the above items WCFJC beneficiaries will boost their daily income and eventually achieve economic empowerment in the long run.