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Help a Young Girl Stay in School

Help us make and distribute washable, reusable sanitary pads to girls.

Gather your sewing supplies and your friends and help us make reusable sanitary pads for girls! Patterns are here: Reusable Sanitary Pad and Bag/Holder.

Through a project called “Sewing a Better World,” our sewers are making hygiene products for girls reaching puberty. The goal is to prevent girls from missing school because they don’t have any.

“We will do that by providing them with pads, soap and underwear, along with education on women’s health topics,” said Hannah Tollefsrud, a GOD’S CHILD Project Community Engagement Specialist in Bismarck. “By staying in school and furthering their education, our hopes are that these young girls can excel in their future careers and help their families break out of the cycle of poverty.”

The products are manufactured out of flannel, batting, Pul waterproof fabric and Velcro that may be washed and used over.

Up to five flannel pads are placed in a bag, along with panties, washcloth, soap and hand sanitizer. Sewing will continue until God’s Child representatives from North Dakota deliver the bags in March.

Menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is an important public health issue for girls worldwide. Menstruation is associated with stigma and marginalization for millions of girls, especially among girls living in low-income countries. The inability to adequately address the MHM needs of adolescent girls worldwide leads to many girls missing school every month. Girls frequently miss out on activities and school because they are afraid of embarrassment and don’t have the supplies to manage their menstruation.

Help us solve this issue and empower girls to achieve their full potential.

Gather your sewing supplies and your friends and help us make reusable sanitary pads for girls! Patterns are here: Reusable Sanitary Pad and Bag/Holder.

Please send pads, with a donation of $1 per pound to ship them to Guatemala, to:

The GOD’S CHILD Project
PO Box 1844
Bismarck, ND 58502

Thank you for your time and effort in making these valuable resources.

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