Together with ‘The Numwa Mothers Sewing Group’ our founding seamstress’ of our reusable sanitary pad kits we travelled through Zambia by car starting from Zimbabwe where we embarked on the set up of 5 new self-sustained rural sewing groups and distributed reusable sanitary pad kits to the local schools.
January 2019 we took Padding Africa one step further with setting up sewing groups in Sussundenga, Mozambique along with our founding women’s group from Hwedza, Zimbabwe. We set the new groups up with sewing machines and material and taught them how to make reusable sanitary pads and then how to run their own business making them for the communities in their area. We also distributed Sanitary Pad Kits to the local schools to the girls.
Car tour starting in Zimbabwe, through Zambia and Botswana and finishing back in Zimbabwe distributing 1500 reusable sanitary pad kits to schools and pilot trip to investigate the vastness of this issue.