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 cultural myths.
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