Women Hold Up Half The Sky

Chinese Proverb

Dignity and pride for all young girls,
no matter their financial situation

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.

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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
by 2022

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

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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.

Help by supporting our initiative. Promote local manufacturing and empower women caregivers to earn an income that will enable them to take care of their families’ needs and ultimately keep Africa’s girl children in school.

We will also be offering our pads on line to those consumers who wish to click and collect.

I like to see myself as a person who can inspire someone to change or to be better ….. to always follow a dream.

KITTY PHETLA

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.

ZOLANI MAHOLA

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!

GRACA MACHEL

Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.

MIRIAM MAKEBA

Through life, I have learned that the most important critic whose judgement of my actions matters, is my conscience.

THULI MADONSELA

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Scented Pads

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 Pads

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.

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Getting your period can worsen asthma symptoms.

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The average woman spends +-2280 days menstruating.

Your cycle can last 21 to 35 days

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Sleeping with a nightlight can help regulate your cycle.

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Your natural musk changes while you’re on your period

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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.

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The “period” you get while taking hormonal birth control isn’t a real period.

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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.

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Periods tend to be heavier, more painful, and longer in the colder months.

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The only mammals to undergo menopause are elephants, humpback whales, and human females.

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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.

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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 only to belong to someone else.
I belong to me.
I have a voice and I will use it.
I have dreams unforgettable.
I have a name and it is not
Anonymous
or Insignificant
or Unworthy
Or waiting anymore to be called.
Someday, they will say this was the moment
when the world got out of my way.
This is the moment I was allowed to be astonishing.
This is the moment when my rising no longer scares you.
This is the moment
when being a girl became
My strength
My salvation
Not my pain.
This is the moment when the world sees
although I may be part of every problem,
I am the Key to all the solutions.
This is the moment when a girl and a girl
and a girl and 250 million other girls
Say with voices loud
This is my moment
This,
Yes this
Is THE moment.