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BRINGING AN END TO PERIOD POVERTY

BRINGING AN END TO PERIOD POVERTY

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REUSABLE PAD PROJECT

Period poverty affects women and girls worldwide who don't have access to safe, hygienic menstrual products. The inability to manage their periods with dignity means that about 30% of girls in South Africa miss up to four consecutive days of school every month because they cannot afford menstrual products.

Every month, thousands of homeless women face a crisis when they have their periods. From coping with infections to being unable to purchase menstrual supplies, keeping safe and clean on the streets is not easy.

Doorway to Dignity, in association with The Pad Princess, has put together an eco-friendly and cost-efficient reusable menstrual pad kit. This kit will help women and girls to manage their periods in a dignified way. At the same time, they will be helping the environment by reducing the amount of sanitary waste that ends up as landfill (the average woman uses up to 16 800 disposable pads and/or tampons in her lifetime).

The kit, which costs R 150, includes:

  • A small bucket with a lid
  • 3 reusable pads
  • Washing powder and measuring scoop
  • Vinegar
  • A drawstring bag
  • A pack of feminine wipes

Reusable pads have many advantages: they are healthy, cost-effective, long-lasting, environmentally friendly and easy to clean. The pads have several absorbent layers to prevent leakages and are constructed so as to provide maximum comfort. The outer layer of fabric comes in a range of pretty colours to help women and girls to feel extra special at a difficult time of the month.

Our initial goal of 1 000 kits will be distributed to schools, women’s shelters and women living on the streets. Beyond empowering girls and women, the pad project has far-reaching benefits, including job creation, skills development and protecting the environment.

Every cent counts but even if you are unable to make a donation, you can still make a difference by forwarding the link to this campaign to your friends and colleagues in South Africa and abroad.

Donations

  • Jun 03, 2021 - USD $ 44.38
  • "Amazing idea and keep up the good work. " - Lisa Bessinger Stevens

  • May 24, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Help with monthly payments " - Venessa Rimmer

  • May 21, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Just trying to get awareness hopefully soon I'll be able to do more " - Helper

  • May 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • May 10, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • May 10, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • May 10, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "

    Anonymous

    " - Snapscan

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "<3" - Taryn

  • Apr 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Such important work <3" - Daniella

  • Apr 17, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "A small gift from one mother to another." - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2021 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Keep up the good work! " - Julie Mortimer

  • Apr 16, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "A fantastic initiative!" - Luisa

  • Apr 14, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "What a great project to be contributing to!" - Claire

  • Apr 13, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Great initiative! Good luck" - Tash Ruscheinski

  • Apr 10, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "This is awesome. Thank you! X" - Erin

  • Apr 09, 2021 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Wonderful initiative." - Belinda swan

  • Mar 26, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "A little bit of goes a long way. " - Taryn Webb

  • Mar 24, 2021 - R 450.00
  • "So proud to be able to help fellow females" - Natalie DL

  • Mar 23, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "Blessed to be a part of this." - Anonymous

  • Mar 20, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "In the spirit of ubuntu." - Beauty

  • Mar 20, 2021 - USD $ 142.65
  • "We hope this helps, Martyn " - Blue Turtle Team

  • Mar 18, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "great innitiative " - Anonymous

  • Mar 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Hope this helps" - Barbara

  • Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 33.61
  • "Hope this helps a little. " - Anonymous

  • Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 27.94
  • "Keep up the good work!" - Trang

  • Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 13.44
  • "With love from Bradford UK" - Alec

  • Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 33.61
  • "An important and worthy cause... Go for it Julie xx" - Michael & Sooty Kemp

  • Mar 12, 2021 - USD $ 32.72
  • "This is a good thing. Period.....Sorry Full stop :) From England." - Ian James Marsden

  • Mar 11, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Great initiative " - Anonymous

  • Mar 11, 2021 - R 150.00
  • "What a great initiative " - Taryn

  • Mar 11, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "- " - claire

  • Mar 11, 2021 - USD $ 19.63
  • "Every bit counts! Support this cause to make a difference to the lives of so many women!" - Nicole Watkins De Villiers

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 12 680.84

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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Our goal at Doorway to Dignity is to address the plight of people who have lost their homes and livelihoods,by restoring their dignity and renewing their hope.

Doorway to Dignity's chief strategy is to partner with like-minded organisations and facilitate projects that will help to uplift homeless and destitute people.This includes feeding schemes, counselling, skills development and employment.