A student who began sewing reusable sanitary products for refugees during lockdown is now running a global network of 1,000 volunteers.
The languages student, from Chelmsford in Essex set up the not-for-profit group with university friend Oliwia Geisler in August last year.
Since then, more than 30,000 patterned pads which come in discreet matching pouches have been made by over 1,000 volunteers in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and the US using donated materials.
She said the project “went from zero to 100” this year after initially making the pads with Miss Geisler and her mother.
Refugee women can profit from helping make the sanitary products, which are distributed to others suffering from period poverty by NGOs (Ella Lambert/PA).
Miss Lambert said she hopes to get schoolchildren involved in making the pads and bring conversations about period poverty to their kitchen tables – and help end the stigma.
The project is named after the goddess of fertility Pachamama, a figure revered by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. »