According to UNICEF a significant percentage of schoolgirls in Africa miss classes or drop out completely due to having their period.
DAYS for GIRLS INTERNATIONAL
IS A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN STRIVING SINCE 2008 TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE
BY CREATING WASHABLE FABRIC SANITARY PRODUCTS NOT ONLY FOR GIRLS IN AFRICA,
BUT NOW FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN OTHER 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES AND IN REFUGEE CAMPS
DAYS FOR GIRLS now also has a program that helps create business enterprises where women are being taught to create these supplies for their communities and provide a modest income for themselves.
You can read more about Days for Girls here.