Updated Oct 02, 2018

Mentor-peer training for schoolgirls to reduce resistance to menstrual cup uptake and counter cultural taboos in impoverished communities

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Snapshot

Focus Areas:

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and 1 MoreSEE MORE

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Sexual and Reproductive HealthSEE LESS

Implemented In:

Kenya and Kenya

Kenya and KenyaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding

Innovation Description

Menstruating schoolgirls have no access to affordable menstrual products. They struggle with shame, using unhygienic solutions that pose health risks and it prevents them from participating in school reducing their equity and life opportunities. Most girls start menarche without prior menstrual education; it??s a stigmatized topic surrounded by social taboos. Menstrual cups (MC) are a cost-effective solution but community taboos must be overcome and MC training and safe practice strengthened.

Milestones

Mar 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$73,934
Date Unknown
New Country
Kenya
Date Unknown
New Country
Kenya