Transformation Textiles produces Dignity Kits. In each kit, there are 2 pairs of underwear, 2 waterproof shields, 6 reusable pads, a bucket, soap, a draw string bag and finally a booklet explaining how to use and care for the products as well as understanding menstruation. They also partner with ZanaAfrica who contribute disposable pads to some of their kits.
Transforation Textiles also believes in a ‘value transaction’ model. They don’t simply give girls a free handout and kit. The girls attend an education session that teaches them about the changes in their bodies, how to use and care for their products and also self defense. Our kits last three years and provides girls the opportunity to stay in school and remain at work during their monthly cycle.
Recent stats show that once these issues are met, the drop-out rate decreases by 75%. By empowering and educating the girls through this model, the results are incredible. Educated girls marry later in life, have healthier children and earn 25% more income.