Donate sanitary pads to girls in our beneficiary schools quarterly
Our community of Girls benefiting from I Matter Initiative is from low-income households in Rwanda who struggle and are unable to afford period products. These girls choose to stay at home and in dorms for the entire length of their periods each month due to fear of stains and soiling their uniforms. They wear mostly rags, discarded sheets or socks which needs proper hand wash, drying to be reused, this is mainly difficult in boarding schools and poor households with no basics such as soap and safe water to washcloth and body before and after changing or disposing of used materials for hygiene, and privacy resulting into poor hygiene diseases.
End period shame and stigma through education
Through media, we use our voices and professionals in sexual reproductive health to host conversations around periods and menstrual hygiene. This creates a community where girls are more comfortable discussing their bodies, thus preventing conditions that would aggravate with silence. We also that schools provide girls with comprehensive knowledge about sexual reproductive health and menstrual hygiene to allow girls to individually and consciously make informed choices in life.