Girls and Women in Nepal have asked for our help! We plan to provide menstrual hygiene kits to 1,500 girls and women in remote areas of Nepal in the upcoming months. Help Nomads Clinic provide this gift of education and freedom!
Women in rural Nepal have little access to menstrual hygiene products and often simply have to layer clothing to manage their monthly periods. This causes discomfort, skin breakdown, and time off of school and work.
Days for Girls hygiene kits (made by local Nepali women) provide underwear and 8 reusable menstrual pads, as well as a snap in system and carrying bag. For just $8.00 a girl can manage her period for several years. In addition, local Nepali nurses will teach a class on fertility, biology and hygiene to the girls and women receiving the kits.
Nomads Clinic (a yearly medical trek through Roshi Joan Halifax's Upaya Zen Center) has been asked by Nepali girls and women to bring menstrual hygiene kits to their rural Himalayan villages. In April 2018 we plan to distribute 500 menstrual hygiene kits in the Saldang area of Dolpo.
We are hoping to bring kits for an additional 1000 women and girls during our yearly Nomads Clinic Trek this September.
In the past six months, Nomads Clinic, in collaboration with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche Charitable Foundation has provided menstrual hygiene kits to 600 girls and women. Please see the images gallery, to see the direct impact this project is having on girls and women in Nepal.
Please join hands with us as we work to make the girls and women in rural Nepal feel heard, valued, and supported through this menstrual hygiene project.
View video footage of Nomads Clinic Co-director, Nurse Wangmo Tsering, giving education and instruction on the menstrual hygiene kits by clicking link below.
For more information on Upaya Zen Center and Nomads Clinic click link below.
For more information on Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation click link.
Images courtesy of Cira Crowell