What do we do?
Plan International’s 2017 survey shows that 1 in 7 girls have struggled to afford sanitary products and have to ask their friends for them.
The Hygienies plan to start a project with women struggling with access to education and suffering period poverty.
In this effort, Enactus Northumbria has collaborated with Young Women Outreach Project, a local organisation that works with young girls and mothers aged 11-19.
Enactus Northumbria plans to cover three broad issues through the project- provide sanitary products, raise awareness about support services and promote green menstruation (including reusable products and their maintenance).