Avon joined forces with Imbumba Foundation in 2017 to address the lack of sanitary pads available to
high school learners in the KwaDukuza area, through the initiative called “Caring4Girls”.
To date ca.8000 girls have benefited from this initiative. In 2019, a menstrual health dialogue was
introduced to help educate both girls and boys on the importance of menstrual hygiene as it became evident
to Avon that this was a need in the schools.
The young girls had indicated that they are mistreated by boys, adults and the community
at large when there are on their period.