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Slim Girl Founder Juliana Richards Gives Away Free Sanitary Pads to 1,000 Girls in Nigeria

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Juliana Richards is giving out sanitary pads to a thousand girls out there who cannot afford it.

In her words,

“I want to talk to you guys about the tweet regarding the high prices of sanitary pads in Nigeria. This is not something we should take likely.

I want to personally take it upon myself to give at least a thousand girls free sanitary pads, which they can pick up at any Slim Girl location in Lagos or in Abuja.

We are also going to be out on the streets, giving out free sanitary pads. If you are in a position to do the same, please help our girls.

Thank you”

12 Comments

  1. Fierce

    January 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    What an amazing initiative!

  2. ese

    January 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    God bless you….

  3. leke

    January 17, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    Must it be made public? Especially relating to sensitive n personal necessity for women?

    • Sakura

      January 17, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Yes Leke, you correctly said it, FOR WOMEN…….. our monthlies even though personal as you put it is not so sensitive that we can’t speak about it in public when the need arises, okay?, what’s ‘sensitive’ is young girls and women who can’t afford sanitary pads. By making it public she’s bringing attention to a ‘sensitive’ issue which is a very very good thing for all the WOMEN out there who would receive sanitary pads for their SENSITIVE and PERSONAL necessity.

    • CovertNigerian

      January 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      “Must it be made public?”
      How else do you suggest she galvanize other people who may have resources to help? She’s set a personal example by PUBLICLY committing to making a donation, and then asking others to do what they can. I’m honestly interested in how you think this can be better approached to reach a wide number of people.

      “…relating to sensitive n personal necessity for women?”
      Obviously, no one is advocating that we walk up to random women and ask about their periods. Women have periods, it’s a fact of nature and not talking about it doesn’t change the fact. We should respect women for the discomfort they endure and assist them where possible to manage it.
      Periods are personal, but talking about these issues respectfully should not be taboo especially in the general terms that most discussions about the cost and convenience of managing personal hygiene will be held in.

  4. shed

    January 17, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Excellent initiative! Very thoughtful too.
    I and my friends should do something like this na. So help us God!

  5. Temitope

    January 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Abeg , which of the street and what time. small always is now 400 naira in my street.

  6. Beard gang

    January 17, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Can donations be made at any slim girl location? Good initiative!

  7. Ottawa Queen

    January 17, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    This is great. In fact in some countries, women are advocating the right to receive free sanitary pads from the government every month.

  8. Lets stop being ridiculous abeg

    January 18, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Then toothpaste must be made free!
    Then deodorant must be made free!
    Then paracetamol must be made free!

    • molarah

      January 18, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      I like how you indicated that you are being ridiculous.

      In this country, many teenage girls from low-income families cannot afford the high cost of sanitary towels. Some have to sell their bodies to afford one (and I’m assuring you this is not ‘gist’: I’ve been around when a school principal of a female secondary school was warning her students against this act). So what she is doing is not ridiculous, but very commendable.

      I’m hoping she opens up the model of this social scheme a bit to enable interested individuals make cash donations for more sanitary items to be available at the centers.

  9. Free Sanitary Pads NG

    January 19, 2017 at 11:14 am

    On the 15th of January, I sent out a tweet asking the public tholepin get sanitary pads to girls in public schools and IDP camps around Nigeria. Since then we have received hundreds of messages and donations. Thankfully, we now have a team that is helping with coordination and planning. Its incredible! We are so touched by the kindness and generosity of the Nigerian people!

    To those who would like to learn more or contribute to this cause with money or through volunteering please contact [email protected] or on Twitter DM/contact @duchesskk @cyntheeya @blaqiechan_ @alexajaay

    #SanitaryAidForNigerianGirls

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