Every month, over 7 million females miss 3 to 4 days of school, sport, varsity or work because of the lack of access to sanitary products in South Africa. In our schools, young ladies miss a total of 140 million school days in a calendar year. The ability to manage menstruation with adequate dignity is essential to the human rights of a woman. The Grace-Gift Project is a sustainable solution to tackle this major injustice.
We are all about sustainability and long term/permanent solutions. Each schoolgirl receives one token that she can use at the vending machine to retrieve a pack of eight sanitary pads per month. Pads are locally manufactured and compostable. The machine works on a simple rotation basis, is compact, does not use electricity and is installed in bathrooms.