Pachedu Trust, a growing non profit making organization,yesterday donated sanitary wear to 50 disadvantaged girls from Mabvuku, Tafara and Eastview communities.
Speaking to 263chat, Pachedu Trust Administrator, Charity Gondo said the economic situation in the country prompted them to donate to the girls in the communities following the price hikes of sanitary wear.
“A lot of people who donate to the girls are usually people who have made it in life and wanted them to have people they can relate to donate to them,
“We do not want them to grow up in the poor background they are living in. We donated 100 packets of sanitary pads and 100 panties to 50 girls and in the Tafara Community and they each received two packets,” said
She added that as an organization that is starting small they are hoping to grow to reach out to other girls who are in the same need of sanitary wear.
“We will continue working with the girls in Tafara and we are hoping to grow to reach out even to girls in the rural areas though are starting in the communities we are familiar with,
“Government should also do something about the high prices of pads, every girl is in need of them, diseases like cancer are likely to affect them without the use of proper sanitary wear,
“Menstruation is not a topic girls can easily talk about and should be assisted with all they need,” added Gondo.
Meanwhile Katswe Sistahood posted on their Facebook that a #Redstain march will be held on the 16th of February 2018 for the Minister of Finance to prioritize sanitary wear because it is not a luxury but a basic need.