The Fight for Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women- Ziyaan Virji

Accessible and Affordable Sanitation for Women (AASW) was founded in mid 2017 by Ziyaan Virji grade 10 student at The Aga Khan Academy- Mombasa. AASW‘s goal is to provide reusable pads for females in East Africa who don’t have access to this basic necessity, empowering women to fight for equity in the society today that limits their potential due to natural phenomenons they cannot control, namely the menstrual cycle. This would be done by creating menstruation pads that are reusable, hygienic, cost-effective, comfortable and easy-to-make for females who may not have access to menstrual hygiene.

Read Ziyaan’s latest interview for VijanaFM where he talks about his motivation and inspiration behind Ziyaan1this initiative


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