In September, Vilma and Rebeca were invited to participate in a local health fair designed to introduce teens to a variety of topics related to sexual health. They were asked to present on reproductive anatomy and menstrual health.
Middle- and high-school students passed through the Pueblo a Pueblo tent all day. Rebeca gave each incoming group a brief introduction to the male and female reproductive systems, and Vilma spoke to them about the menstrual cycle.
At the end of Vilma’s presentation, she passed out cloth menstrual pads made by Ixaq Ch’ajch’oj, a local woman-led microbusiness and partner of Pueblo a Pueblo’s Woman’s Right to Health program. The teens looked closely at the pads, unsnapping each menstrual “pod” to inspect the detachable cloth tucked inside its impermeable protector.
Can you help us launch this new microbusiness into self-sufficiency? Your gift to Women’s Health Champions will help bring sustainable menstrual health products to women across the Lake Atitlán region and provide a source of sustainable income for the women who make them.