Posted by: maymaloney | July 7, 2010

Sanitary pad project changes lives of DRC refugees in Uganda

 

Evelyne Banyamisa stripping papyrus reed to make Makapads

This year UNHCR has undertaken an in-depth analysis of the availability of sanitary items in its operations.  The Sanitary Material Survey – to be released later thi year – demonstrates that some highly innovtive projects in Uganda are changing the lives of refugees.

The Makapads project – set up in 2008 by a Makerere University professor, UNHCR and its implementing partners – has not only transformed the livelihoods of its employees, it has also made available sanitary pads for tens of thousands of refugees – most of them Congolese – living in settlements in south-western Uganda.

Makapads are locally produced santiary pads, made from papyrus reeds that grow throughout Uganda. The reeds are pulped together with paper and turned into simple, effective and affordable sanitary items.

Hopebuilding recently published this profile on the Makapads Projects which you can read by following this link:

http://hopebuilding.pbworks.com/Sanitary-pad-project-changes-lives-of-DRC-refugees-in-Uganda

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: