Dozens set to benefit from washable and reusable sanitary towels 

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Dozens set to benefit from washable and reusable sanitary towels 

Over 3,000 girls from Laikipia North are set to benefit from washable and reusable sanitary towels in the first phase of distribution.

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The sanitary towels, that are capable of lasting for over three years, are being locally produced by a group of women from Chumvi in Laikipia County.

The initiative seeks improve the hygiene of the girls who have been using old mattresses and blankets during their menstrual periods.

According to Josephine Ndirias from Mukogodo Girls Empowerment Program, the exercise is expected to reach every girl in the county by 10th of December which is the World Human Rights Day.

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Ndirias says her organisation has been crisscrossing the vast county educating girls and their parents on the need to understand the menstrual cycle. Ndirias noting that the sex for pads practice has contributed to the high number of pregnancies among young girls in the region.

Days for Girl International Country Director Bridgit Kurget whose organisation is supporting the ongoing program in collaboration with other partners say it was time to break the silence on menstrual health in order to end the stigma among girls.

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