To optimize girls' lives worldwide by removing barriers related to menstruation.
Education is the most effective means of improving the lives of girls in the world’s poorest communities. However, girls often drop out of school when they reach puberty because they have no access to menstrual hygiene products. This is a worrisome trend that can lead to early marriage, childbearing at an early age, and a lack of financial independence.
The MoonCatcher Project makes and provides free reusable, washable menstrual pad kits or “MoonCatcher Kits” that can be worn without underwear for girls in the poorest communities worldwide. These pads provide a way for girls to stay in school while menstruating, giving them a greater chance of completing their education.
At its core our project is about girls’ empowerment. Wherever possible we offer menstrual management and reproductive health classes and we help set up and support community sewing guilds that provide employment for local women. It costs just a little over$5.00 to make a MoonCatcher kit and to change the life of a girl. The MoonCatcher Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization, which makes all donations tax deductible.