Posted by: uawcc | May 12, 2008

Sewing bee for girls in Tanzania

Some friends and I made around 80 reusable menstrual pads for a friend to take on her trip to Tanzania to give to the girls in the villages that she will be visiting. She’s involved with SIHA (Students’ International Health Association) and is going to do HIV/AIDs and malaria education there for 3 months. The pads were pretty simple to make – we used the pattern from here. We were lucky to get a lot of donated fabric and we sewed the outside pads from flannel, and the inside liners with layers of flannel, terry cloth, and a water proof barrier. We had a serger but if you only have access to a sewing machine they could be sewn along the inside and then flipped right side out




  1. You rule, Sarah! Keep up the good work!

  2. Goliath says : I absolutely agree with this !

  3. […] education.  She also had the chance to distribute the handsewn menstrual pads (more on that here) to girls in the villages that they visited.  The pictures here are ones that she took of some of […]

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