Saturday, December 25, 2010

Menstruation Impedes on Education

Eighteen percent of girls in Rwanda miss, on average, 35 days of school every year (and up to 50 days of school or work each year) due to their periods and ineffective pads and the embarrassment and ridicule that ensues. [Sustainable Health Enterprises], in effect, builds confidence, education, and income--and even creates jobs for women in the cheap pad-making franchises.

from Banana-Based Pad Maker Elizabeth Scharpf Wants Rwandan Women Educated. Period.

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