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This is not a sock. End Period Poverty!

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Many girls in South Africa do not have the money to buy menstrual products. Instead, they use socks, rags, newspapers, or other unsanitary solutions. This puts them at risk of infections and leakage.

To avoid the embarrassment they stay home from school. This means that school girls miss on average 250 days of their high school education and consequently, some drop out of school. The result is unemployment and disempowerment of the young woman. 

The Covid19 lockdown has worsened the inaccessibility to water, sanitation, and hygienic menstrual products. Consequently, Period Poverty which is already a reality for many women and girls, are now experiencing this issue even more.

It should not have to be this way!

 

Our Goal

With this fundraiser, our goal is to provide Safepads and menstrual health education to 2000 girls across South Africa who are affected by the taboos and myths surrounding menstruation and the inaccessibility to proper menstrual products. 

Safepad is one of a kind reusable sanitary pad designed to provide an infection-free experience. It is made of a very durable polyester material and is the first antimicrobial treated pad globally. This means the pad can be washed in contaminated water as it disinfects itself continuosly.

"My First Period" is an educational booklet which will be distributed together with Safepads.

In order to reach communities across South Africa, we are partnering with NGOs nationwide who will distribute Safepads and "My First Period" and give the necessary education on menstrual health and hygiene. 

By sponsoring a box of 4 Safepads, you will give someone a sustainable, hygienic, and safe solution that will last at least 4 years.

Each box consists of 4 reusable Safepads. 

 

Cost Break-down

1 box of Safepad + 1 booklet is ZAR 167 (72 DKR, 11.50 USD)

2.000 boxes of Safepad + booklets = ZAR 334.000 (144.000 DKR, 23.000 USD)

 

Social Media Links:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/SafepadSouthAfrica/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/safepadsouthafrica/

Donations

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for your hard work!

    " - Madeleine

  • Oct 01, 2021 - USD $ 13.26
  • "Amazing work" - Amalie Caroline

  • Sep 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "allow our fellow women to feel good in their bodies, no matter what time of month it is. X" - Tulua Sun

  • Sep 10, 2021 - USD $ 35.22
  • "Such an important initiative to keep our girls in school" - Carin Wiese

  • Sep 08, 2021 - R 20.00
  • "

    I know it's really not much, but I also know how it feels like to not be able to wear a pad hence I am supporting with the little that I have.

    " - Mony

  • Aug 31, 2021 - USD $ 30.00
  • "No woman or girl should have to go through this, thanks for working so hard to address these issues" - Kate Haywood

  • Aug 31, 2021 - R 334.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Shalia

  • Aug 31, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "

    Love this initiative

    " - Danika

  • Aug 31, 2021 - USD $ 136.43
  • "Thank you for this product" - Margaret

  • Aug 27, 2021 - USD $ 150.25
  • "We support your work and give this on behalf of a donor who supports WDP." - WeDeliverPeriod

  • Aug 27, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Such an amazing initiative " - Simone & Vernon

  • Aug 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Sarah." - Sam and Leeart

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 334.00
  • "This is a truly worthy cause. I really hope you reach your target amount!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Making A Difference to empower Women to Be Confident

    " - Angela Le Roux

  • Aug 25, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    Thank you for playing your part and giving us an opportunity to join hand to end period poverty

    " - Ntsiki

  • Aug 25, 2021 - USD $ 49.95
  • "Very important work. Go Sarah!" - Hannah Southworth

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Amazing charity" - Vanessa Baker

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "

    Great project.

    " - Ilse Smith

  • Aug 24, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "

    Wonderful Cause!

    " - Lyss

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 350.00
  • "with love" - Keramic

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Amazing initiative thank you " - Shelby Downey

  • Aug 23, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Best of luck" - Jake

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Great work Sarah & team. You will reach your target. " - J. Dallimore

  • Aug 22, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you. We would all be nothing without menstruation. We will #endperiodpoverty together " - James

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "Bro Challenge - come on gents this is not just a girls issue! " - Anton Cuyler

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 501.00
  • "

    May God bless you and make this initiative grow

    " - Anonymous

  • Aug 20, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "Great initiative " - Sharvana

  • Aug 19, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Here's to ending an injustice" - B rich

  • Aug 19, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Period poverty should be a thing of the past!" - Nu

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 501.00
  • "Great initiative!" - Sue

  • Aug 18, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "Thank you for the work you doing! " - Anonymous

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Wonderful charity" - D Lewis

  • Aug 16, 2021 - USD $ 475.97
  • "this is about dignity and respect" - michael southworth

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "Great initiative!" - Anje

  • Aug 16, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Continue the good work" - Anonymous

  • Aug 16, 2021 - USD $ 135.99
  • "Thank you " - Laura

  • Aug 14, 2021 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Tia" - Noname

  • Aug 13, 2021 - USD $ 16.92
  • "Very importent work. Hope you guys get much support. All the best from Trine Vestergaard" - Trine Holm Vestergaard

  • Aug 12, 2021 - USD $ 11.39
  • "To all the South African women, with love. " - Anja Skovbo Rønnebro

  • Aug 12, 2021 - USD $ 13.65
  • "No girls should carry on these worries <3" - Mie

  • Aug 11, 2021 - USD $ 33.73
  • "Sarah you rock ️" - Marie

  • Aug 10, 2021 - USD $ 11.51
  • "Good luck" - Line Olsen

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you reach your target" - Linda

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This is a cause close to my heart. Thank you, guys! " - Yolandi

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "This is an incredible initiative. Thank you!" - Chelsea

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Wishing we could do more. " - Anon

  • Aug 10, 2021 - USD $ 13.54
  • "great cause! End Period Poverty!" - Lena Melcher

  • Aug 10, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for your wonderful work xxx" - Andrea Potgieter

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Since periods are already a lot to deal with, people should not have to deal with any extra worry around pads" - Taiji

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you so much for doing this! 🥺" - Tracy Duncan

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you Safepad SA for the wonderful work! " - La Rozell

  • Aug 09, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you" - Yolanda

  • Aug 08, 2021 - R 50.00
  • "Women need to support each other." - Anon

  • Aug 06, 2021 - USD $ 48.24
  • "Very happy to support such a worthwhile cause! " - Meagan Adriaans

  • Aug 05, 2021 - USD $ 27.85
  • "so important - thanks for doing this**" - Tanja

  • Aug 04, 2021 - USD $ 13.97
  • "Government should issue free sanitary pads" - Karyn

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 4 428.00
  • "In the name of Chaim Savti Ben Hoda" - Anon

  • Aug 04, 2021 - R 334.00
  • "Good luck Sarah & team. This is such an important issue to solve! " - Alex Colonel

  • Aug 03, 2021 - USD $ 13.82
  • "Fight period poverty!" - Asuka

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 180.00
  • "<3!" - James Lankester

  • Aug 02, 2021 - USD $ 13.69
  • "Thanks for what you do!" - Alex

  • Aug 02, 2021 - USD $ 68.43
  • "Thanks - important education and support you provide." - Nena

  • Aug 02, 2021 - R 167.00
  • "All power to you in the work you are doing" - MIchael Abrams

  • Aug 01, 2021 - USD $ 102.69
  • "We love you guys and all that you stand for " - Lindsay Ngidiwe

  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 334.00
  • "Great initiative! " - Yuting

  • Aug 01, 2021 - USD $ 20.54
  • "from Brit DK" - Brit

  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "All the best with the campaign!!" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 107 413.40

Fundraising target

R 334 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 68 180.00
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Saage was founded by Sarah and Gerald Jacobs, social entrepreneurs dedicated to realizing purpose in everyday life.

“We want to link people to products and processes that contribute to building resilience and bring peace of mind to everyday life challenges”

Our work has for the past decade been in communities on the Cape Flats primarily focused on educating and creating awareness on reproductive health and hygiene and creating access to sustainable menstrual products in schools, child and youth care centers, and NGOs. Our experiences have inspired us to find solutions to the prevailing problem of “period poverty” — a term commonly used to describe the experiences of women and girls who do not have access to menstrual management products and hygienic spaces in which to use them because of their socio-economic conditions.

We have over the years, sampled a range of eco[1]friendly products and compared them in terms of durability, convenience, and hygiene to come up with a clear winner: Safepad. This reusable pad is designed with anti-microbial technology to kill bacteria, thus preventing infections. Safepad is now being distributed across South Africa through collaborations with NGOs and community champions to alleviate the issue of period poverty.  

Why Safepad.

One of the things women have in common despite background, culture, race, and religion is the menstrual cycle. During menstruation there are three things that most women agree to, they want a product that is comfortable, safe, and trustworthy. Safepad is a reusable antimicrobial
menstrual pad that anyone can use. It is for all women.

Due to the inequalities in South Africa, not all women have access to menstrual hygiene products. The Safepad gives individual change makers, NGOs, and companies a powerful opportunity to champion a cause that gives young women, who don’t have access to menstrual
products, a safe and sustainable menstrual management solution.