Cause Index


Half the population bleeds for half their lives and there are many women who are unable to afford the basic need of sanitary products.

There are numerous pad drives out there and many companies and sponsors are donating disposable pads to help the girls in the communities and to keep them in school. They are doing amazing work with great intentions but it is not sustainable and is only a short term solution as the girls continue to need more pads month after month. Where do they all go?

On average, a woman will use 14 500 disposable pads and tampons in her lifetime throwing away 150–200kgs of menstrual product waste. It takes 500-800 years for a disposable pad to decompose and there is no longer space on our precious earth to hold all the pads being thrown away month after month. The non-biodegradable disposable sanitary pads that go straight from bins to landfills are harmful to the environment, if they even make it to the landfill. Burning used sanitary pads releases fumes containing toxic gases like dioxins which are carcinogenic and linked to many health problems.

MoonTime Community NPC offers a long term sustainable solution with affording funders and donors the opportunity to provide reusable sanitary pads that will last for many years.

MoonTime reusable pads are high quality, made with natural materials and are Proudly South African using beautiful Shweshwe fabric. They are highly absorbent, lightweight, breathable and easy to wash. They will last for many years and not only help lighten the load on our planet, women will not be exposed to all the harsh chemicals in disposables.

MoonTime Community spreading the pad love x