Bringing our eco-friendly menstrual products to poverty stricken countries around the world is something that we at Cariona are committed to doing.
Research and studies have shown that girls in low-income countries are more likely to miss school due to lack of access to menstrual products and education. In some cases, girls may miss up to a week of school each month due to menstruation.
Why should you donate?
Girls who have no access to period products or knowledge worry about their period for several reasons:
Health risks: Without access to menstrual products, girls may be at risk of infection or other health complications.
Financial burden: Girls and their families may struggle to afford the cost of menstrual products, which can cause additional stress.
Lack of knowledge: When girls do not have access to accurate information and education about menstrual health, they may not understand what is happening to their bodies and why. This can lead to feelings of confusion, embarrassment, and shame, particularly if they are unsure how to manage their period or do not have access to menstrual products.
Missing school: Girls may miss school due to lack of access to menstrual products, which can negatively impact their education and future prospects.
In many countries, girls and women still struggle with this problem and it's a subject of human rights as it affects their education, health, and overall well-being.
Why should you donate reusable cloth pads instead of single use pads?
Cost-effective: Reusable cloth pads are more cost-effective in the long run as they can be used for years, whereas disposable pads need to be continually purchased and donated.
Accessibility: For women living in low-income communities, disposable sanitary pads may be too expensive to purchase on a regular basis, making reusable cloth pads a more accessible option.
Hygiene: Reusable cloth pads are easy to clean and maintain, and can be hand washed and sun dried to ensure good hygiene and sanitation.
Comfort: Reusable cloth pads are made from breathable and soft fabric that can be adjusted to suit a person’s preference.
- Environmental impact: Disposable sanitary pads are not biodegradable and can take hundreds of years to decompose. They also generate a significant amount of plastic waste. Reusable cloth pads, on the other hand, can be washed and used again and again, reducing the overall environmental impact.
Through Cariona, we can work with any charity or health center, in any country, of your choosing. For reference, we have worked with health centers in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, India, Philippines and the United States.
Our Donation Policy:
- If you want to work with us in donating reusable cloth pads, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of pads/packs you'd want to donate to receive a quote from us.
- We have a minimum order quantity of 50 pieces of pads (in any sizes).
If interested in learning more, or donating, please reach out to us via the contact page.