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Mamma's Laef Charitable Trust

  • Responding to the needs of communities we visit     9 December 2019
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    Along our journey of supporting women of all ages in their menstrual health needs, we were approached by many menopausal women who still wanted menstrual pads. We asked WHY is that? WHAT is the need?

    This led us to begin exploring a range of products which could help woman (and now men also) who are living with incontinence issues.

    For the past 12 months we've been trialling a range of products and have been adapting our designs as we receive feedback from trialists.

    In 2019, our Charitable Trust received some funds from the High Commission in Canada via their programme - Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, which the Vanuatu team have been using to create impact. Click on the link below to find out more

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  • Join us on our journey to Futuna & Aniwa - June 2019     12 July 2019

    We hope you enjoy this short movie clip. It will give you more insight into the challenges and impact the Mamma's Laef team creates, when visiting remote and rural areas in Vanuatu.

    The footage was filmed by us, edited by #TheStoryBoxes thanks to the support from #DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australia) #iXc (Innovation XChange team).


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  • Remote islands     27 June 2019
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    In a country that is made up of more than 83 islands and 65 of those are inhabited, it requires a lot of travel to get to the most remote living people.

    The Frontier Innovators award programme has allowed us to deliver more than 500 packs of menstrual pads (which are sometimes used for incontinence for non menstruating women) on the islands of Futuna and Aniwa in June 2019.

    Futuna is a magnificient island. The large "rock" dominates over the entire island. Travel is not easy - mainly by foot or small boat. We HIKED a lot on Futuna. As you can imagine, the people of Futuna are very fit - there are 2 vehicles on the island - 4 wheel motor bikes. Our on-island coordinator ensured we were able to access as many of population as we could in just a few days. We fitted a lot into our few days on the island and were fortunate to be given this opportunity.

    Aniwa, was a short plane ride from Futuna, but their landscapes could not be more different. Aniwa is very flat. We walked a lot there. There was one truck operational at the time, for the entire island. That truck was very useful in transporting the bags of menstrual pads from our starting point each morning.

    Once again, we had wonderful support from the on-island coordinator; the Area Council Secretary.

    So we continue on our target of supporting all women in Vanuatu to take control of their future (by way of supporting their menstrual and hygiene needs).

    Thanks for your continued support.

    Pop over to our new website for more about our social enterprise in Pango Village, Vanuatu.

    Mi lukim yu


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