April 16, 2017

Imagine attending a school without any drinking water. Imagine attending a school with a single latrine for all the students. Imagine trying to attend classes in these schools while you have your menstrual period. Imagine your menstrual period is extremely painful. Imagine your reuseable pad is soaked through but there is no running water to clean it. Imagine having your pad soaked through to your pants so you have to hide the stain with your book bag. And don’t forget this happens every month.

Working with the Batwa people, the founder of Redemption Song Foundation learned about the detrimental impact of the lack of menstrual supplies for girls in SW Uganda. Wendee found that few non-profit organizations address menstruation, what she believes to be one of the most important issues.

Various studies have showed that menstruation is the top reason girls miss school. One in 10 school-age African girls ‘do not attend school during menstruation, or drop out at puberty because of the lack of...

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