Women and teenagers living in remote villages in Tibet, India, and Nepal suffer physically and psychologically during their menstrual cycles due to cultural taboos.
The culture considers menses dirty, so women are not allowed in temples or kitchens and have to sleep in a separate room during their menstrual period. Many young girls miss school when they reach puberty, and most don't have access to clean sanitary materials, hygiene education, or even clean water to keep themselves safe from getting sick or contracting diseases.
In 2021, reusable hygiene pads were to be purchased from a non-profit that provides jobs for women in Nepal then distributed in India and Nepal. Due to COVID-19, this planned trip was cancelled. Fortunately, Messengers of Hope was able to help distribute reusable menstrual products and support women in Guatemala with this project. The final purchased reusable product was comfortable, cost-saving, and environmental.
Making Momos, 01.19.2020
Learn how to make Tibetan momos (dumplings) and participate in a lottery drawing. Benefits go toward the Conscious Living Menstrual Hygiene Project!