Chipinge East Ward 18 were trained on making Reusable Sanitary Pads . Funded by UNDP and facilitated Care International. Young mothers and young fathers are busy using their hands making these pads.
Through the interactions of Councillor Patience Mlambo with other organisations women in Chipinge East ward 18 will have stress free moment during and after mensuration cycle. This has come as a relief following the unaffordable prices of sanitary pads in the shops. ”we have read of sanitary pads not paying duty but we are surprised the prices are going up more than neccessary. Our government was suppose to consider the importants of these essentials to the women and come up with a better position to help us women. Not all of us can afford buying sanitary pads from shop we were therefore forced to use old clothes in place of them. Today God has intervened we now have improvised reusable pads.”Sofia Sithole said this to Vemuganga Reporter.
VeMuganga witnessed the councillor handing over the first batch of Reusable Sanitary pads to 28 Tafara primary School girls.
The government through the Ministry of Health should work hard to deal with health threatening issues such as the cost of sanitary pads and condoms. People nolonger afford to buy a pack of 4 protector plus condoms which is being sold at 5RTgs and above. This will put more people at risk for they will decide to have unprotected sex which will result in the spread of STIs.
by Effort Manono.