KHANA IS ON A MISSION
To ensure every girl has the panties she needs to manage menstruation and stay in school—starting with Uganda.
While pads have become more accessible in the developing world, panties have not. Without panties to hold pads in place, over 8 million girls in Sub-Saharan Africa miss up to one week of school every month. Many girls drop out entirely once they start their period.
CAN SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A PAIR OF PANTIES KEEP GIRLS IN SCHOOL?
Yes! And the possibilities extend beyond education. Menstrual hygiene interventions enable girls to overcome obstacles to their health and freedom such as child marriage and gender based violence, while increasing their chances of future employment and equal opportunity at large.
According to Steph Shep, “The reaction of the girls when they receive panties is why I started this birthday campaign, and why I’m asking for your help to make a difference!” In Uganda, 1 out of 2 girls report missing school every month because of her period. While cultural taboos restrict the use of menstrual cups and tampons, pads remain the most appropriate period product. That’s why our panties are distributed alongside Days for Girls International washable pads. With pads *and* panties to hold them in place, girls are better equipped to overcome the risk of period-related absences and school dropout. To support Steph’s campaign and give 1 panty for $1, visit KhanaPanties.com/pages/Steph-Shep! #KhanaPantiesPosted by Khana on Monday, September 9, 2019