In Tanzania, 80% of girls don’t have the ability to manage their periods hygienically due to a lack of access to purchase sanitary products as well as lack of ability to pay for them. In mountainous and rural areas, pads are almost impossible to find in stores, even if girls could afford them.
This project has been established to train 250 rural women from disadvantaged backgrounds to become sanitary pad sales agents. Each woman will be trained in basic business and financial skills and learn how to sell quality, reusable sanitary products to girls and women living in regions where they’re not currently easily accessible. The newly trained sales agents will also receive 6 packets of sanitary pads to get them started with their new business.