We sell Organic Kampot Peppers to raise funds that donates 100% of the profits to help girls struggling from Period Poverty.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our work to empower menstruators around the world is in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals
What We Do
An incredible tool for raising awareness and encouraging people to speak up regarding Period Poverty is education and building a community around us. We use social media to share our mission with others aimed at encouraging open discussions regarding period poverty in order to eradicate the unhealthy stigma surrounding menstruation.
Through social media and celebrating menstrual hygiene day at school, we aim at raising awareness about Period Poverty.
We support girls who suffer from Period Poverty by helping to provide thicker sanitary napkins and menstrual hygiene education. Through our fundraising, we are continuing to help fund a period friendly school latrine in Cambodia that will allow girls to safely manage their periods.
Through one of our online pepper shop, we have been raising funds in order to 100% donate to help girls that struggle from Period Poverty. These funds have been used to help with the construction of a period friendly school latrine with hand washing facilities for girls in Cambodia. We have special deals and packages during the New Year, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Menstrual Hygiene day so be on a lookout!
What Is Period Poverty?
Period poverty refers not only to the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products to manage menstruation, but also to a lack of period education and basic sanitary services such as toilets, hand washing receptacles, and hygienic waste management.
For many girls around the world, especially in low income communities, proper sanitary products are often a financial burden. This leaves them with the choice between spending money on sanitary product or spending on other necessities for their family. As a result, many are forced to instead use rags, newspapers, and thin toilet paper. However, even in developed countries, there are still women and girls that suffer from period poverty. For example, girls may use one sanitary napkin for an extended period of time due to financial struggles. By resorting to less hygiene products to take care of their period, girls are vulnerable to health complications.
When girls don’t have access to proper menstrual management, it puts their dignity and confidence at risk. For many girls, their period means an end to their education as they are unable to go to school during their period. Because period poverty prevents them from staying in school, it thereby ends their education.
Furthermore, period poverty is often worsened by the stigma that still surrounds menstruation. In some cultures, menstruating is considered dirty and something that should not be talked about. As a consequence, girls are shameful during their periods which can often lead to unsafe menstrual management.
Period poverty is a global issue with far-reaching consequences. It risks girls from not completing their education, which has negative impacts on their future opportunities. Access to menstrual hygiene management is a right and feeling empowered to go to school and not miss education during one's period is a necessity. Achieving menstrual equity means girls should have access to proper sanitary products, hand washing facility, proper toilet, menstruation education, and hygienic waste management.