Keep The Girls In School
Keep The Girls In School

Reusable sanitary pads on washing line, Limbe, Malawi, 2016.

Blessings (l) & Tamanda
Blessings (l) & Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

At Green Malata, schoolgirls like Tamanda (16) and Blessings (15), who cannot afford to buy The School Girl Pack receive them through donations.

Reusable Sanitary Pad
Reusable Sanitary Pad

Tamanda holds a reusable sanitary pad, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The pads are sold for 2,500MK (about $3.50) in “The School Girl Pack” (three pads and a pair of underwear), in and around Luchenza and Blantyre.

Sanitary pad production line
Sanitary pad production line

Green Malata, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The reusable pads are made by tailoring course graduates who have set up a business close to Green Malata Entrepreneurial training village.

The blackboard
The blackboard

Green Malata Entrepreneurial Training Village, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The design of the pads is simple and tailoring students can learn how to make them in a week or two.

Tailoring course
Tailoring course

Once Green Malata students have completed the training course, they are offered employment opportunities in a nearby studio where the pads are made, Malawi, 2016.



Blessings and her pads
Blessings and her pads

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Blessings is enthusiastic, especially about the freedom the reuseable pads have given her. “I always had to use cloth or something. When I had my period I was worried about going to school. I would stay at home. Now I can go to school and not worry.”.

Tamanda
Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Tamanda: “In the future, once I have completed my schooling, I would like to go to nursing college. So that I can help other young women. I want to teach them about their health.” Malawi, 2016

Tamanda and Blessings laugh
Tamanda and Blessings laugh

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

At Green Malata, schoolgirls like Tamanda (16) and Blessings (15), who cannot afford to buy The School Girl Pack receive them through donations.

Tamanda hangs up the pads to dry after washing
Tamanda hangs up the pads to dry after washing

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Tamanda had to get used to the reuseable pads, but now swears by them. “The first time it was difficult. I was not used to wearing them. But once I knew how, I realized that they were good. It is a good solution.” Malawi, 2016.

Blessings (l) & Tamanda
Blessings (l) & Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Keep The Girls In School
Blessings (l) & Tamanda
Reusable Sanitary Pad
Sanitary pad production line
The blackboard
Tailoring course
Blessings and her pads
Tamanda
Tamanda and Blessings laugh
Tamanda hangs up the pads to dry after washing
Blessings (l) & Tamanda
Keep The Girls In School

Reusable sanitary pads on washing line, Limbe, Malawi, 2016.

Blessings (l) & Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

At Green Malata, schoolgirls like Tamanda (16) and Blessings (15), who cannot afford to buy The School Girl Pack receive them through donations.

Reusable Sanitary Pad

Tamanda holds a reusable sanitary pad, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The pads are sold for 2,500MK (about $3.50) in “The School Girl Pack” (three pads and a pair of underwear), in and around Luchenza and Blantyre.

Sanitary pad production line

Green Malata, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The reusable pads are made by tailoring course graduates who have set up a business close to Green Malata Entrepreneurial training village.

The blackboard

Green Malata Entrepreneurial Training Village, Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

The design of the pads is simple and tailoring students can learn how to make them in a week or two.

Tailoring course

Once Green Malata students have completed the training course, they are offered employment opportunities in a nearby studio where the pads are made, Malawi, 2016.



Blessings and her pads

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Blessings is enthusiastic, especially about the freedom the reuseable pads have given her. “I always had to use cloth or something. When I had my period I was worried about going to school. I would stay at home. Now I can go to school and not worry.”.

Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Tamanda: “In the future, once I have completed my schooling, I would like to go to nursing college. So that I can help other young women. I want to teach them about their health.” Malawi, 2016

Tamanda and Blessings laugh

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

At Green Malata, schoolgirls like Tamanda (16) and Blessings (15), who cannot afford to buy The School Girl Pack receive them through donations.

Tamanda hangs up the pads to dry after washing

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

Tamanda had to get used to the reuseable pads, but now swears by them. “The first time it was difficult. I was not used to wearing them. But once I knew how, I realized that they were good. It is a good solution.” Malawi, 2016.

Blessings (l) & Tamanda

Luchenza, Malawi, 2016.

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