For those of you interested in the menstrual health movement, Days for Girls has a new podcast! Our workshop produces washable menstural pads in Tanzania, providing period dignity, and making possible for girls to stay in school while they are having their periods. Check it out!
This is a very thorough article by CNN on the need to address menstrual hygiene in Tanzania. The timing is impeccable as we just launched our Days for Girls enterprise. In the west we are fighting tampon tax, here we are simply fighting for access to menstrual health products. A package of pads (8pads) costsContinue reading “Period Poverty in Tanzania”
In August 2020 2 of our amazing tailors headed to Simanjiro District to teach the women there to make their own menstrual pads. The feedback was amazing and they really like the “Overnight” pads as they felt there would be NO risk of leaking through to their clothes. This was such a gift for ourContinue reading “Teaching women to make their own washable menstrual pads!”
So pleased that we could produce 350 pads kits for MaaSae Girls Secondary School!
Over the years, Days for Girls has learned that our DfG Heavy Flow Kit works not only to help women and girls manage their menstruation, but is also a wonderful answer to help women also manage the bleeding they have after childbirth (lochia) that can be very heavy and generally lasts about six weeks and sometimes evenContinue reading “Postpartum pads & FAME Africa”
Our workshop was very busy during the covid outbreak in Tanzania. We produced over 3000 masks as well as coveralls, aprons and boot covers that were used to keep health care workers safe. We were also lucky enough to donate 500 masks to our local health centres. Our tailors were amazing and through trial andContinue reading “Masks4Millions & PPE”
We are SO please to be partnering with a Days for Girls Chapter in USA! The Durham East Team has started up their chapter and are super motivated and well connected within the Days for Girls network! We can wait to get kits to the schools they are supporting!
Wow, we are now officially Tanzania’s only GOLD CERTIFIED Days for Girls Enterprise. That means our quality of sewing meets the requirements, as well as our business record keeping, and brand affiliation! We can also access the beautiful Days for Girls branded fabric that make our pads look great!