Marula Wellness partners with The Restoration Hem Project who are a phenomenal team based in Zimbabwe, providing school girls with sustainable menstrual products.
Inadequate access to appropriate menstrual products is a global issue. In fact, a journal published in Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2019, found that two thirds of respondents identified as low income in St. Louis, America, had faced difficulties accessing period products over the last year.
Even though this is a global issue, because I am from Zimbabwe myself, I have wanted to find a meaningful way to support the challenges surrounding menstruation faced by this community.
Many school girls in Zimbabwe typically resort to using leaves, old rags or dung as a result of not having access to pads/tampons/menstrual cups; this often leads school absence or drop out in up to 1 in 5 girls.
No education because of having a period? Nope. Not okay.