We spoke to our long term Irise buddy Caroline, and two school girls, Winnie and Ruth, benefiting from supporters like Caroline.
She was reassured by the session “if I’m menstruating I shouldn’t be worried because it is normal. I should be comfortable and play without being scared.”
Both girls agreed that all girls need access to the information they just received and to pads. Winnie adds that she would like to tell other girls “that her periods are normal and they do not last forever”.
This Menstrual Hygiene Day we’re launching our new Period Buddy Scheme enabling you to support the girls like Winnie and Ruth.
Through matching what you spend on sanitary products every month in donations to Irise you can join Caroline and empower girls with pads and information about their periods.