bringing washable reusable feminine menstrual hygiene products to girls in Ethiopia
bringing washable reusable feminine menstrual hygiene products to girls in Ethiopia
bringing washable reusable feminine menstrual hygiene products to girls in Ethiopia

HEALTH

 

1% of population in Ethiopia is HIV+. 44% have moderate to severe stunting caused by malnutrition.

 

Educated girls are more likely to protect themselves from HIV and provide better nutrition to their children.

CHILD MARRIAGES

16% of girls in Ethiopia are married by the age of 15.

 

Girls with eight years of education are four times less likely to be child brides.

INFANT MORTALITY

6% of chldren in Ethiopia die before their 5th birthday.

 

A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.

HYGIENE CHALLENGE

Girls in Ethiopia average six years of education compared to boys' eight years. Reasons for dropping out of school include a lack of feminine hygiene supplies. 

 

On average girls in Ethiopia miss 20% of their school time each year because of lack of facilities during menstruation.

 

39% of girls in Ethiopia report reduced school performance for some of the same reasons.

 

The International Rescue Committee found that lack of feminine hygiene supplies was the main reason for low enrollment and high drop out of girls in school in a Kunama refugee program in Ethiopia. Reported by WaterAid in its Menstrual Hygiene Matters Report, 2012.  

bringing washable reusable feminine menstrual hygiene products to girls in Ethiopia

PRODUCTIVITY

Ethiopia GNI per capita ppp US$ 1,140

 

A girl with an extra year of education can earn 20% more as an adult. Educating girls is the most effective policy to raise economic productivity, and educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.