Millions are plagued and die each year from a basic lack of hygiene and sanitation.Girls are forced from school and shamed for their bodies' natural maturing.Basic understanding of disease transmission and supplies for hygiene can help them all.
Around the world many women and girls do not have access to sanitary napkins, clean private toilets, or hygienic ways to take care of their periods. Many have deep shame, embarrassment and some even drop out of school which leads to gender-based educational disparities.
A basic understanding of disease transmission helps villagers understand that cleanliness is essential to health. Hygiene education encourages community members to modify their habits, such as proper hand & dish washing techniques.
We use a participatory, community-driven approach that motivates households to build, maintain, and regularly use their own latrines, rubbish piles, and compost piles. This separates unclean things from clean, an important life-saving principle.