Medical

Help us support ending period poverty in Lebanon
The aim of this campaign is to support 50 women in vulnerable conditions by providing them with sanitary pads at reduced prices every month for one year. We will supply the sanitary pads to Therese for free, allowing her to sell them for the vulnerable women of the neighborhood at her Dekkéne in Gemmayze, at a subsidized price, and benefit herself from the profits in order to help her support the 3 families she’s responsible for. Reaching our target will allow us to support other small grocery shop owners like Therese. As a result of the economic crisis that hit Lebanon, the decimation of household incomes and hyperinflation of prices, a 500% increase in sanitary products has limited 66% of adolescent girls living in Lebanon from buying sanitary pads, and the percentage is still in increase. Families with reduced income are now forced to prioritize how they spend their tight budgets, women and girls from all backgrounds have suddenly found themselves struggling to purchase the items they need. A lack of education around periods means women and girls are more likely to turn to unsanitary, and potentially dangerous methods of coping with their periods when sanitary products are out of reach such as using newspapers, torn pieces of clothes, or even cardboards which could result in severe infections. NO WOMAN SHOULD CHOOSE BETWEEN FEEDING HERSELF AND HER FAMILY AND BUYING SANITARY PADS. Donate now and help us support girls and women in need across Lebanon to end period poverty.

$2,003 raised of $5,000