Yimba Uganda Launches Sanitation Packs

Anne-Marie Reddan, Kampala Uganda

23 July 2016

In many parts of the world, girls are deprived access to adequate female sanitation facilities. Girls have been found to be using leaves, newspapers and stuffing from their mattresses, anything that they can find, as a substitute. But still, as a result many girls go months of the year without going to school, work, or even leaving the house. This is not okay!

Every girl in the world deserves to be educated, to be empowered, to feel safe and to live a life free from stigma. However, for many girls living in developing countries, they are still not receiving these basic rights. An organisation called ‘Days for Girls’ has obtained feedback from women all over the world, and developed ‘Washable Female Sanitation Pack’s, which give girls back an average of 180 days of education, health, safety and dignity and that is only in the first 3 years of use! The packs are waterproof, durable, easy to wash, quick to dry, comfortable and discrete!

Girls Receiving Sanitation Packs

“In many parts of the world, girls are deprived access to adequate female sanitation facilities. Girls have been found to be using leaves, newspapers and stuffing from their mattresses, anything that they can find, as a substitute.”