Mama Lishe Program

Basic menstrual hygiene is a crucial part of a woman’s well-being and dignity, which every woman should have the right to have access to. However, there is the worst challenge of managing menstrual hygiene facing women from low-income families in Tanzania. This is due to the lack of access and the high cost of these sanitary towels. As a result of this, many women fail to carry out their daily activities in hygienic conditions and thus endanger their health and well as others

Mama Lishe program Goals

Mama Lishe Project, a collaboration between AfriCraft NGO, Emina Company, EBf company, and GIZ, aims to address the challenges that women and girls face during menstruation by providing awareness on menstrual hygiene management and general cleanliness to Mama Lishe, fish sellers, bus conductors, and drivers in the Dar es Salaam region. The project also donates aprons, hand wash units, hand wash soap, sanitizers, and reusable sanitary pads in the form of Binti Kits to all Mama Lishe, baba lishe, fish sellers, bus conductors, and drivers in the region, enabling them to work safely and hygienically.

Reusable Sanitary Pads Certification

6100 reusable sanitary pads, 300 hand wash units and 1000 aprons were donated by AfriCraft NGO, while other cleaning detergents were donated by Emina Company. All items were distributed in different areas in Dar es salaam region including Feri fish market, Kariakoo market, Mbagala market, Vingunguti slaughter, Ubungo Mawasiliano, Mabibo, Mbezi bus stand, Makumbusho bus stand, Gongo la mboto bus stand and market, Mnazi mmoja bus stand, Tandika bus stand and market, Ilala boma market and  bus stand.

These sanitary pads are safe for the body human (female) and the environment in general. These re-usable sanitary pads have been approved by Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority (TMDA) and fair trade certification is obtained by World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)

Support Mama Lishe Project

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