The Dorena washable are reusable cloth Pad is a project under the cnfoundation which seeks to help girl especially those living in Puri-communities in Cameroon manage menstruation with dignity.
I witnessed a high rete of absenteeism from school, girls used leaves and dirty rags during menstruation, very young girls get pregnant because the exchange sex in order to get money to but pads......
To help restore the dignity of these girls, combat menstrual shaming and bring hope into the lives of these girls we started DORENAPADS (www.dorenapads.com)
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This initiative has been successful because we share our ideas with these friends and together we have want You or your organisation to be part of this journey. Inteed together we can period poverty
Our aim is to raise funds in Switzerland and reinvest in education and community service projects in Cameroon. Become the proud owner of our -Eco-friendly and socially engaged Dorena Washable Pad
Every mother has a different Story of how and what happened during her first periods. The goal of Dorena Eco.friendly Washable Pads is to create an environmental and social change through revitalising menstrual practices that are healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive social and economic empowering. We produce washable cloth pads, provide menstrual health education carry out sensitisation Campaigns and encourage the Men and the community to be part of our movement in supporting our young girls grow with dignity. .
We produce washable cloth pads, provide menstrual health education carry out open discussions on menstruation and above all teach them how to produce these pads themselves
During one of my trips to Cameroon, together with the Team we carried projects years with the school children. On one of such day to girls could not take part in the activities reasons being that they were menstruation. the had not material to collect the blood. Menstruation a monthly gift bestowed by. nature to the girls and women. Like wise playing out in the fields one of our girls was also menstruating and needed assistance. She had to leave in shame back home.
After the school project we visited different villages around Mbengwi and found out that girl use very unhealthy material during their menstruation, rags, cow dung, leaves or even part of the matress cut.
To help the girls, on my return I started collecting pads in Switzerland and support girls in Cameroon. This process went on for tow years. I needed a long lasting solution because the pads were not enough and the request kept increasing. Supporting 311 girl in two year, i though it wise to help them better. thus I met friends and share this ideas. in this way the idea of washable and reusable pads was put into place. We have been working successful for the past year. instead of 1000 pads with I initially needed we have been able to distribute 3011 pads.
We set these pads in Swiss and take to Cameroon. these pads are distributed by the team to the need.
We have started teaching and training trainees to sew these pads also in Cameroon.
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Sewing for girl in Cameroon:
The Dorena Eco-friendly pads Initiative Project provides access to reproductive health information and sustainable clean and safe options for menstrual hygiene management. The project aims to empower vulnerable groups – such as rural women and girls who have dropped out of school or girls who cannot afford proper hygienic products during menstruation. Through teaching them how to sew reusable sanitary pads and providing opportunities to break this vicious cycle, and with our community health enterprises, we can promote gender equally and reduce poverty among women and girls.
Working in the hard to reach communities of North and South West Regions of Cameroon. I witnessed girls using dirty rags, leaves of trees, unhealthy compromising materials, papers and other harmful materials during menstruation. After doing a walk and talk search around the neighbouring communities in that area and beyond, I realised that most girls are home and prison due to lack access to feminine hygiene products to safely manage their periods. Some girls from the Fulani’s and Mboro’s cultures told me they are left with the option of sitting on the floor during the menstruation allowing their cloth….. click on the link read more. https://cnfoundation.ch/programs-in-cameroon/
Sewing for girl in Switzerland
Most offen groups of women and girls of different age group gather arougn to help in the Dorena Eco-Freindly Reusable Pads productions.
Wee raised different questions during one of our sitting in to know how do girls actually mange menstruation in Switzerland. Are there also difficulties? To know more and share your vies with US, join us in one of our sewing sessions
In a world of abundance we still have people who do not have the basis especially when we talk about menstruation in remote areas. just like in cities. Menstruation is natural so occurs attimes without prior notice.
Our Dorena Eco-Freidnly Pad sew initiative to to empower women to have thier own emergency kits, this is Economically cheap and environmental Friendly. we create space for generation and generations to meet and share ides
In a world were the is abundant, to choose, you might want to consider what your need for material before buying one for the reusable pads. ...
Cotton, Bamboo and Hemp, towel, Micor Fibre, or flannel,
After use rinse in cold water. then soak the pad in a bucket of cold water and rense twice, for the third Wash add washing powder, prevent them from developing an odour. then leave for a few hours, then wash re-rinse pads and dry on a line in the sun.