How to make your own reusable sanitary pads

Would you like to learn how to make your own reusable sanitary pads? You should read a step-by-step guide article on how to make your own reusable sanitary pads by Rosie B. You will also find her exploration of period poverty, and how to help fight it useful. Rosie’s article is partly based on a Hope Spring “make your own reusable sanitary pads workshop”run by our volunteers in Lagos, Nigeria.

Thanks to our volunteers, fundraisers and donors in the UK and Nigeria, we are helping women and girls make period poverty a thing of the past.  You can find information about our previous no period poverty workshops at the bottom of this page. 

With the help of Hayley Deaner and her team of fundraising volunteers, we hope to run a new no period poverty workshop in 2022. Women and girls would learn to make, clean and safely store and use their own reusable sanitary pads.


26years old Hayley Deaner from North London was incredibly angry when she saw a headline news about women in Nigeria using  travel packs of 2 for a whole period

This made her decide that she will support the Hope Spring Water Pad, a girl initiative to fight against period poverty.
She volunteered to raise £1000 to support the good cause and put an end to period poverty affecting women and girls across the globe.
On 26th of March Hayley Deaner and her team, which are nearly 40 people, will be walking/cycling/running to help raise the money.