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Cow dung used as sanitary pads in zimbabwe. Totaly unaceptable

The story below can not be happening in this century but is is.
http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/africa/2014/05/29/cow-dung-used-as-san...

In June 2014 Volunteer in Zimbabwe launched a campaign that is aimed at benefitting disadvantaged children in communities. The campaign is the Sanitary Pads Project. Reports in the Zimbabwean local media during the commemoration of world Menstruation day on may 28, 2014, indicate that at least 62 % of girls in Zimbabwe are using very unhygienic materials likes leaves, cow dung and dirty rags during their menstruation. At least 20% of the girls miss school every month during their monthly menstruation period. A sad situation indeed. This Sanitary Pads campaign aims to ensure that the provision of sanitary wear enables these young girls to keep abreast of their male counterparts by attending school every day. The project requires volunteers to purchase these pads or to simply supply a girl child with them on a month to month basis. Our appeal to individuals, groups or organizations is to kindly donate sanitary pads for these young girls and allow them to retain their dignity

for more information, please visit our website www.volunteerinzimbabwe.com or email us at info@volunteerinzimbabwe.com

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