WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?
Estela is a Meals4Hope project, supported by
Days for Girls and Ventura, that was created to address menstrual poverty in Venezuela
washable menstrual kits.
We will help more than 5 thousand girls and women to overcome menstrual poverty in Venezuela!
Project Components and Objectives
Educate girls and women on menstrual health/hygiene and clear-up menstruation myths that affect their health and well being.
Distribute a total of 5,270 menstrual kits to girls and women so that they can lead a productive and healthy life:
• 4,770 kits donated by Days for Girls
• 500 kits produced by Meals4Hope
Increase visibility into the causes and consequences of menstrual poverty and promote solutions.
Estela has a transformative impact in the lives of girls and women:
Access to menstrual products increases purchasing power.
Women can work and girls can go to school.
50% of women in Venezuela are in menstrual age.
The stigma and shame associated with menstruation is mitigated.
Estela also has a multidimensional impact on society:
Sanitary pads made of fabric are 7 times cheaper than disposable pads.
Sanitary pads made of fabric are environmentally friendly.
Each disposable pad takes 500 years to degrade.
The creation of local production centers of washable sanitary pads, promotes development:
- Generates sources of income and employment for the community.
- Provides tools to achieve economic self-sufficiency by teaching the communities “how to fish”.
Project's Costs and Indicators
|Objetive / Component||Indicator||Total|
|Education||# of educational activities conducted.||200|
|# of participants in educational activities.||5,370|
|Assistance||# of kits distributed.||5,270|
|# of girls and women benefited.||5,520|
|# of states reached.||9|
|Productivity / Sustainability||# of productive units established.||2|
|# of menstrual pads produced.||3,000|
|# of outreach activities conducted.||3|
|# participants in outreach activities.||300|
|# people reached in outreach activities.||600|