Pad The Path
Pad The Path is a new project that Khalsa Aid has launched in Malawi
which is designed to educate women on menstrual health and hygiene and
provide them with long lasting reusable sanitary products.
Women living in some of the poorest countries of the world struggle
with access to basic sanitary products and resort to using
alternatives, such as dried leaves, cloth and rags. These materials
often prove insufficient and result in a loss of productivity as women
are afraid to be seen out with blood stained clothes. Due to a lack of
education, many of these women do not understand the risks associated
with using inferior materials and their beliefs are largely driven by
Through the Pad The Path initiative, Khalsa Aid will be providing 1,000
hygiene kits to women in rural communities, which include:
4 reusable sanitary pads - lasting 18 months
Soap - to wash the pads with
Soft cotton material for underwear
An educational workshop will also be delivered by a local health
professional to the women, to help improve their knowledge on
menstrual and reproductive health.
Pad The Path is paving a way to dignity and respect for the women in these
rural communities. Educating them through the workshop and providing them
with safe reusable sanitary products will empower them with knowledge, and
enable them to have a brighter future ahead.
"Sometimes I wonder if we as the human race have really progressed. We can have the most sophisticated weapons and design spacecrafts to go into deep space and yet millions of women around the world don't have access to sanitary pads. Well we want to change that and this Pad The Path is the first of many initiatives KA will be taking to help end period poverty" - CEO Khalsa Aid International, Ravi Singh
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