Many of the problems women face come from cultural based discrimination because of stigmas, taboos and misinformed traditions, and this results in women being excluded from the workforce. Right now, only 50% of women around the world are able to work. This problem comes from the lack of proper education, where nearly 62 million young girls are not allowed in school. This devalues women in society and leaves them completely dependent upon others. One of the causes of this may surprise you…menstruation.
A well cared for kit will last a woman for four years. This is a life changing amount of time. Disposable products in developing countries are actually very expensive. For example, in Rwanda a month’s supply of pads costs roughly $2, however, in rural parts of the country women, during peak times, earn less than $1 a day. So, to purchase pads she would have to sacrifice more than two days’ wages (typically doing hard labor) to just buy pads.
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