Things to Consider
Types of pad
Disposable products are often too expensive to afford or simply not available. In times of disaster (tsunami's, cyclones etc.) women who might have otherwise been able to obtain these products themselves, may be left with nothing, and stores supplying disposables can be destroyed along with everything else. Even when disposable pads are distributed via aid organisations, this is an ongoing need for so many women.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Aid agencies are already providing menstrual products to women in need, usually disposable ones, but they need your help too. Whether that be to donate unused disposable products, donate reusable cloth pads, or even donate money to aid agencies (some specifically deal with this issue) - there *are* things *you* can do to help.
If you've ever made an emergency trip down to the shops to buy a pack of pads or tampons.... think about what it would be like if there were no shops to buy them from, or no money to afford them.
The main focus of this website is to draw attention to this problem and to give ideas of how you can help out. It promotes the donation of reusable cloth pads, as it is felt that this is a better alternative where adequate washing facilities are available - as a reusable product allows the women to take care of their own menstruation without requiring additional ongoing hand-outs.