This is the second Aid Project by AidPioneers e.V. in Sierra Leone and it focuses on providing environmentally and socially sustainable menstruation kits as this is a massive social issue in the West African country. Women’s periods are a taboo subject in Sierra Leone and therefore there is a desperate need for education about menstruation and menstrual hygiene to destigmatise the topic. Women in Sierra Leone lack hygiene standards, such as access to water, sanitation, hygiene facilities, as well as practical instructions for handling and using hygiene materials. We saw from our project with the Sierra Leone Hockey Trust that there are numerous other opportunities to have a humanitarian impact on this beautiful country.
Aid Pioneers got in touch with Uman Tok, a local NGO that locally produces sustainable menstruation kits in Sierra Leone. The main component of these kits is flannel, which is sourced
This project has a deep impact on several fronts. Firstly, it has so far provided 12.600 girls with period underwear, thereby substantially raising the hygiene standards