We have received an update from Takudzwa Chitima, one of our partners on the ground. She has carried out a follow-up survey with four of the girls who received reusable Days for Girls pads as part of this project.
Mitchell in Form 4 found the Days for Girls pads challenging at first as she was used to disposables. However, the learning curve wasn't steep, especially as she had been washing disposable pads and reusing them. She's had no leakage and has not bought reusable pads since she started using the Days for Girls pads. Her family members also want to know where they can get some!
Karen in Form 4 has stopped buying disposable pads and only uses the Days for Girls pads. She finds them easy to wash, and they dry quickly. The pad holder is a bit big for her, but she's had no leakage and no longer experiences the irritation she used to get with disposables.