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Meskerem

Educational platform that seeks to teach young Ethiopian girls and women how to make their own reusable, biodegradable sanitary pads.

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THE PROBLEM

In Ethiopia, one in ten girls consistently misses classes due to the lack of access to sanitary pads. According to a John Hopkins study, 53% of women cloth instead of disposable sanitary pads, but they don’t use standard and sanitized materials which exposes them to health issues like cervical infections.

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THE SOLUTION

MESKEREM is an educational platform that seeks to teach young girls and women how to make their own reusable, biodegradable sanitary pads. Our Learn to Teach, motto encourages the girls to use the knowledge they gained and share for the benefit of others in need. 

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HOW IT WORKS

Supervisors recruited from our partner SAFELIGHT, a nonprofit organization in Ethiopia, will lead our afterschool program in a government school. Girls will be provided with a step by step instructional brochure to make the pads, three types of fabric materials, and our DIY videos.

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USE OF FUNDS

An investment of funds will cover fabric costs, a sewing machine, supervisor stipends, and our brochures. This can help us successfully change the lives of 1000 girls, equipping them with three menstrual pads each

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