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WorldServe is sharing menstrual hygiene education and biodegradable sanitary napkins with young women in need in East Africa!


Clean water provided by WorldServe makes a dramatic change happen for girls in East Africa. Access to clean water is a major part of helping these young women attend school instead of spending precious time gathering water for bathing, cooking, sanitation, and quenching thirst – it’s empowering women for greater things. 


Once we get girls in school – we want to keep them there! Sustainable menstrual hygiene is critical. Young girls and women in East Africa are missing up to five days of school and work per month because they cannot safely manage their menstrual cycle. Because of the alarming drop out rate, stories of self-harm, depression and human trafficking, WorldServe is providing menstrual hygiene education and biodegradable sanitary napkins to share the freedom and dignity these women deserve.  

Freedom for Girls!

WorldServe has partnered with a microenterprise producing Tanzania’s only locally made, eco-friendly, 100% compostable and biodegradable sanitary pad – UhuruPads (“Uhuru” is the Swahili word for “Freedom”). This life-changing product creates employment for women, menstrual hygiene education, and a year’s supply of sanitary pads to Tanzanian girls in need.

Tanzania Water Fund

The Tanzania Water Fund is based in Phoenix Arizona and has been funding wells in Singida, Tanzania for over 15 years.  Ten years ago, TWF and WorldServe forged a partnership for mutual funding of water projects in this region because of the severity of the need for clean water.  Since then, TWF has partnered on over 35 clean water projects and intends to continue partnering with us to accomplish its mission: to solve the water problem in Singida by seeing that a deep well, power source and storage tank is provided to each village in the district. Dean Riesen, Chairman of Tanzania Water Fund, also serves as a board member of WorldServe International.

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