Enable Women to Earn an Income and Manage Their Periods Without Shame

Just Peoples

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Project Focus
Project Area

Project Description

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.

Expected Outcomes

  • 250 women will have business and financial literacy skills
  • 250 women will have the opportunity to start their own businesses which can earn them $60 - $120USD per month
  • Women and girls in Lushoto District, Tanzania will have access to purchase sanitary pads
  • School girls will no longer have to skip 4-7 days of school per month
  • Women and girls will no longer have to use unhygienic materials such as rags, animal skins and tree bark to attempt to manage their periods

Project Data & Lessons

Those interested in funding this initiative have the opportunity to meet directly with Dr Lucy Odiwa, the local Tanzanian Just Peoples project leader who has designed and will deliver this project, via video call. They'll be able to learn more about the local context in rural Tanzania and determine whether supporting this project will help them meet their goals of contribution.

Following the delivery of this training, the project funder will have the opportunity again to meet directly with Lucy to hear her reflections about the impact that the initiative has had for the sales agents as well as the women and girls in their wider communities.

Project Dates

This project is planned to take place within one month of full funding being received.

Funding Details

Funding Needed
Current Funding
Total Project Costs
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Other Support Opportunities
Pro bono services, Subsidies

Organisation Details

Just Peoples
ABN: 25634335130


Johanna de Burca
Phone: 0474977140

About Just Peoples

We believe in a world without poverty. Where people have the power to solve their own problems, their own way.
We don’t believe that foreign intervention is the key to solving poverty. We believe that real, sustainable change comes about when people are given the resources to lift their own communities out of poverty. We tackle global poverty by supporting grassroots leaders to design and deliver locally appropriate solutions to the challenges their communities face.
Just Peoples currently has 16 Project Leaders from across Africa, Asia and Mexico who are bringing to life a wide-range of projects based on delivering health, education, technological and economic outcomes for people living in poverty. The majority of our projects are designed and delivered by women and/or for women as we believe that supporting women around the world to step into their power is one of the most effective ways to change the trajectory for entire communities.
Our Project Leaders are effective because they have a deep understanding of the local context of poverty in peoples’ lives, and have established respected relationships in their communities. Their insight and expertise make them the best people to understand problems, and implement lasting changes that work. So far we have delivered 125 grassroots projects globally, impacting the lives of over 100,000 people living in 13 countries around the world.

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