Reusable Sanitary Pads – Distribution
Period poverty is a pressing issue faced by numerous impoverished countries, and sadly, it has impacted Lebanon during these challenging times due to the country’s worsening economic crisis.
Fortunately, a remarkable act of generosity came to the aid of Lebanon. Rotary Club Cornwall Sunrise’s Rotarian Peter Labelle, from district 7040, made a substantial donation. Through this donation, 300 washable sanitary pads were acquired. These pads were meticulously handcrafted as part of a vocational program initiated by Rotary district 9141 in Nigeria. The program aimed to empower 2000 women residing in rural areas by teaching them valuable skills to earn a livelihood.
Lebanon received this generous donation through container 14, dispatched by Lebanon Strong Canada, and it was gratefully received by Rotary Club Beirut Cedars. In a collaborative effort between Rotaract Beirut Cedars and the local NGO Rashet Kheir, a distribution event was organized on April 27, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Mar Mikhael public park. Rotaractors and representatives from the NGO came together to distribute these reusable pads to a group of underprivileged women.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to these dedicated individuals for concluding the month dedicated to Mother and Child with such a commendable initiative.