The Palesa Pads Foundation Algoa FMIn April 2017, Shérie “Palesa” de Wet read an article about girls missing school due to a lack of sanitary pads.
The reality was horrifying and she started to think about all the other women in the world who also can’t afford sanitary pads and how they get through the month.
Having been privileged enough to have had sanitary pads every month, Sherie decided that every girl deserves at least the same advantage.
Keeping a Girl in School Challenge Radio 702Gushwell Brooks is joined by Sherie de Wet, Founder and CEO of Palesa Pads, looking at with today being the official date of 2023 back to school, can you imagine having to cope with 5 days of bleeding every month, without sanitary products.
Thousands of schoolgirls in South Africa go through this every single month, but it doesn't have to be this way.
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We had a chat to Sherie de Wet – Founder & CEO of Palesa Reusable Pads. We celebrate Palesa Reusable Pads that can be used for up to 5 years. This provides a sustainable solution for up to 5 years which is the typical number of years for a girl's high school career. According to reports, approximately 7 million girls in South Africa do not have access to, or cannot afford to buy sanitary products.