Who are We?
Caring4Girls was founded by Richard Mabaso in 2012 to respond to the reality that millions of girls in South Africa do not go to school because they lack access to sanitary pads and corresponding reproductive health education.
Going forward, Caring4Girls will continue advancing and supporting Menstrual Hygiene Management efforts to ensure that young women are seen and empowered through a holistic and inclusive approach.
Where are we?
Caring4Girls operates in all
9 Provinces within South Africa and in the following African countries:
Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, and Tanzania with plans to expand into India and other 3rd world countries.
We started off helping 500 girls in 2010 and have been able to help over 1,200,000 girls over the past 10 years.
Our aim is to help 2,000,000 girls
Celebrating the girl child
MY VOICE, OUR EQUAL FUTURE
I have a Name
I was not put on this earth to be invisible
I was not born to be denied
I was not given life to belong to someone else
I belong to me
Our Sanitary Protection Brand
The very first Compassionate brand of pads in South Africa
We are a Compassionate Brand.
What does this mean? Well ask yourself
this question – How, when and where could
we be kinder – to ourselves,
for our business and our consumers and in the world,
and what differences could that make for
all of us today.
Our mission is to transform current sanitary pad collection initiatives into profitable business opportunities through the sale of our ‘business-in-a-box’ that provides economic empowerment and affordable sanitary products to women in low income communities.
I like to see myself as a person who can inspire someone to change or to be better ….. to always follow a dream.
While we are all connected and have so much in common, our experiences of the world are all unique and our individual stories must be acknowledged.
Most of our resources are still controlled by men, and “culture” is still used as an excuse to perpetuate oppression. I am a feminist because I challenge these norms..
PRUDENCE NOBANTU MABELE
Our lives will only have a meaning if each one of us can confidently say that I was able to bring five, ten, fifteen and twenty women along with me …… do not climb alone!
Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
Through life, I have learned that the most important critic whose judgement of my actions matters, is my conscience.
Scented Flexi-Wings give you great coverage where you need it most with a flexible design that moves with you, plus a absorbent Core that absorbs in seconds for up to 8 hours of protection.
Unscented Flexi-Wings give you great coverage where you need it most with a flexible design that moves with you, plus a absorbent Core that absorbs in seconds for up to 8 hours of protection.
Getting your period can worsen asthma symptoms.
The average woman spends +-2280 days menstruating.
Your cycle can last 21 to 35 days
Sleeping with a nightlight can help regulate your cycle.
Your natural musk changes while you’re on your period
There are more than 5,000 euphemisms for periods around the world, like Aunt Flo is visiting, Girl Flu, Code Red, Strawberry Week or time of month.
The “period” you get while taking hormonal birth control isn’t a real period.
At one point in history, women who complained of menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) were sent to psychiatrists because menstrual cramps were seen as a rejection of one’s femininity.
Periods tend to be heavier, more painful, and longer in the colder months.
The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human females.
A young woman can get her first period anywhere between 10 and 16 years of age.
Delayed onset of menstruation is rare, but if a girl hasn’t started by the age of 16, she should see a gynecologist.
We are looking for Corporates to sponsor the printing of our Puberty Education Guides.
Please contact us should you be interested, and we can share further details with you. Your logo will be included on all Booklets handed out to our girls.