We have sent the supplies to Patrick Maboshe who runs Maboshe Memorial Centre in Mongu, Zambia who has found a group of ladies to make washable sanitary napkin kits for girls.
Sanitary napkins are very expensive, if you can even find them, in Zambia so we are sending material, scissors, thread and patterns so they can make the kits there and make a small income from making them. The kits last for 3 years, so would be great value for those who buy them.
Thanks to my amazing husband Carl,
He showed his woodworking students at Bendale B.T.I. how to make wooden pattern templates as they would last longer than a paper pattern and could be used over and over again in Zambia.
Here are some of his students making them at school.
Here is a picture of some of the kits made by Kits for Girls in Toronto. The kits comes in a drawstring bag with, 2 waterproof shields, a washcloth and bar of soap, to pairs of panties, 8 liners, 2 ziplock bags for washing and storage and an instruction sheet.
Check out their website https://www.daysforgirls.org/.
Thanks Maria and the hard working lady’s from the Toronto chapter for all of the samples and all of your help in organizing this.