Girls2women initiatives – Menstrual Hygiene Management Sensitization
Located in Ilorin, Nigeria, Girls2women initiatives was founded by Tawakalitu Omolara Alabi, a 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative fellow. Her passion for change inspired her to start the Menstrual Hygiene Management Sensitization initiative. She began to notice many women and girls could not afford the high cost of reusable sanitary pads so they opted for rags, newspapers, and cotton wool wrapped in nylon, all harmful to their health and resulting in absenteeism from school.
This project will focus on training 20 young girls how to make reusable sanitary pads using accessible and hygienic products, which ill help them in having a safer and healthier menstrual flow along with job creation and a sense of self-empowerment. The seed grant will help Omolara in acquiring basic instruments and materials needed for the training, including hand machines and cotton fabrics. This project will welcome 20 female entrepreneurs in the Ilorin community!