Over 100 million girls and women in developing countries struggle with their periods every month.
In lack of sanitary protection, sanitary facilities, and knowledge, many of them are forced to stay home during their period.
According to UNICEF, 1 out of 10 school girls in Africa misses up to a week of school every month. Some even drop out of school because they don’t have access to sanitary protection. In rural India, 1 out of 5 girls drops out as soon as they get their period.
These girls are often forced to use unhygienic and home-made solutions including newspaper, leaves or rags. This, in turn, often leads to infections and shame.
No one should have to stay home, be ashamed or risk their health and their life because of something as natural as menstruation.
If every girl could finish school, their chances of getting a job would increase and with that also the opportunity to support themselves and their family. Education is a way out of poverty, which also contributes to the country’s development and reduces poverty in the world.
The goal of Yoppie is that menstruation shouldn’t be a barrier for anyone in the world. Period.