Threds of Red
Providing protection, Promoting dignity, and Preserving life-long learning...Period
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How We Started

Millions of impoverished girls throughout the world face life with no access to safe feminine hygiene protection. In developing countries, girls may resort to unsanitary methods of protection including using banana leaves, bark, newspaper, ash, and even cow dung. In many cases, they are sexually exploited out of desperation for supplies. Lack of adequate protection results in leakage, staining and odor. Without appropriate necessities, girls become subject to ridicule and bullying by their classmates, male peers and even teachers. Furthermore, prolonged exposure to dirty, soiled items and inappropriate hygiene practices  during menstruation can lead to serious infections. This leads to weakening of the immune system and increasing vulnerability to additional health risks.

The United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports one in ten schoolgirls in Africa miss class or drop out of school completely due to their period. Girls in puberty are typically absent 20% of the school year and commonly drop out around age 11 or 12, simply because they lack supplies. Commonly, girls are teased by their classmates, suffering further embarrassment, humiliation and isolation. 
When a young girl is not in school, she is vulnerable to the perils of sexual exploitation and abuse. Rape, sex trafficking, sexually transmitted disease, premature marriage and unintended pregnancy may result. These risks, combined with a lack of education, guarantee the continued cycle of poverty.

Talking openly about menstruation and recognizing the necessity for continued learning, demands attention and intervention.  The magnitude of the problem is overwhelming. That is why our vision involves sharing the solution with partners who are touched by the impact on young women. We collaborate with  interested people, groups, and nonprofit organizations who would like to bring feminine hygiene management to their mission sites and promote continued learning. Education is a basic human desire. It is vital to a young woman's  dignity and drives development for healthy families, communities and nations. Consider bringing a feminine hygiene program to a young girl who deserves a future with hope, happiness and endless opportunity!
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