A good number of young women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds do suffer in silence when it comes to matters sanitary towels. The situation gets worse when a girl is on her period during the school seasons, they either not attend to class and if they do they are just not comfortable around people.
The cost of sanitary towels in some African countries remain out of reach for many households. The fact that discussion on matters sanitary towels and youth developing sexuality is still a taboo only serves to make the situation harder. In most homesteads, where the man (father) is the sole bread winner, the girl child would be less inclined to ask for money to buy sanitary towels.
Even if the girl(s) were to ask for money to buy sanitary towels, if the family is struggling to put food on the table, take kids to school, things like buying sanitary towels would seem not a primary concern.
Looking at the East African country Uganda, the World Bank says 34% of the people live under the poverty line earning less …read more
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