Khadijah Cares Foundation moves to end period poverty


By Christabel DANSO ABEAM

Khadijah Care Foundation has raised over GH¢380,000 through a golf tournament and a fundraising event to provide sanitary wear, such as reuseable pads and menstrual cups, to under privilege girls who are not able to afford sanity wears.

The fund raised is estimated to provide sanitary wear to over a thousand under-privileged young girls in both the urban and rural towns with the aim of reducing period poverty.

Founder – Khadijah Care Foundation, Khadijah Duker, in an interview after the fundraising, expressed gratitude to all donors and further pleaded with government to scrab taxes on sanitary products, highlighting that the taxes make it expensive to afford.

“The taxes on sanitary pads are making it difficult for a lot of young ladies to afford since it has become very expensive,” she indicated.

She emphasised that the expensiveness of sanitary wear contributes a lot to period poverty, and indicated that some of the sanitary wear would be donated to young girls at schools in Volta , Upper East and West Regions.

According to the founder, the reason for sharing reusable and menstrual cups instead of the disposable sanitary pads is to help reduce plastic waste in the environment.

“The menstrual cup is very durable and could be used for over a decade but not the disposable ones, which also take over decades to decompose,” she noted.

A beneficiary of the Khadijah Care Foundation, Julian Afi Amezado, confirmed the durability of the menstrual cup, indicating that she has used it for over a year but still in good shape. She added that it has saved her a lot from spending on sanitary wear.

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