In India, many girls do not have access to sanitary products. This means that when they get their period, they often cannot attend school. As well as this, the taboo surrounding menstruation in India has meant that girls do not receive the right education surrounding periods meaning they have poor menstrual health and a much higher risk of reproductive diseases. India has one of the highest levels of period poverty in the world. 32% of girls drop out of education and those that don't, still miss an average of 6 days of school per month. Statistically, girls who don't receive an education have higher chances of becoming child brides. Free Flow wants to change this. We are a social enterprise that aims to sell reusable sanitary pads in the UK and then use the profit generated to donate the same pads to disadvantaged girls in India.The pads will be made in India and then shipped to the UK to be sold in shops and online. For every pad bought by a customer in the UK, we will use the profit to donate the same pads to girls in india. As well as this we hope to provide educational workshops to school girls, teaching them about menstrual health and hopefully encouraging discussion that should reduce the taboo.Not only does Free Flow provide a product that will reduce the amount of plastic waste produced by disposable sanitary pads but we will also help to lift girls out of period poverty.
OUR MISSION IS TO SELL
REUSABLE SANITARY PADS
IN ORDER TO EDUCATE COMMUNITIES IN INDIA
ABOUT MENSTRUAL HEALTH
AS WELL AS PROVIDING THEM WITH FREE PADS IN A STEP
TO ERADICATE PERIOD POVERTY
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