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Nowana, 45, uses powdered cow patties in a pouch used during menstruation, 'I would prefer pads to cow patties if I had a choice. They are easy and already made, they are disposable and don’t require a lengthy process like the one I go through when using cow patties.' Mongu District, Zambia, August 2018.

Elizerbeth, 54, teaching her grand-daughter, Mary how to make a sanitary cloth locally known as nyanda, in Kapyanga, Kasungu, Malawi, August 2018.

Nowana, 45, fills a pouch with powdered cow patties that she uses during her period. ' Nowana, 45, uses powdered cow patties in a pouch used during menstruation, 'I would prefer pads to cow patties if I had a choice. They are easy and already made, they are disposable and don’t require a lengthy process WaterAid/ Chileshe Chanda like the one I go through when using cow patties.' Mongu District, Zambia, August 2018.

WaterAid/ Dennis Lupenga

Nyanda, a small piece of cloth used as a sanitary pad in Kapyanga, Kasungu, Malawi, August 2018.

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Doris, 19, holds lint cotton she uses during menstruation. 'When am on my period, I stop playing soccer or any other sporting activities. I can’t run or play games with my friends.' Kazungula Dsitict, Zambia, August 2018. 34

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A sample of sanitary pads ,known as cottons, sold in the shops and used by some women or girls, who are wealthier, mainly in urban areas. 'With cotton, I feel more comfortable. Cotton is good but the only issue is that it can run out and that you can’t afford to buy more.' Alice, 29, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, August 2018

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