Progress Begins With Her. Period.

OUR VISION

MABEL is dedicated to empowering women in developing communities through education and access to sustainable feminine care products.

EDUCATION

Mabel teachers hold menstrual lessons for both boys and girls at schools and amongst local women’s groups and sewing groups. We talk about puberty, hormones, and our changing bodies. Education is crucial in helping to break the taboo that surrounds menstruation in many parts of the world.

THE MABEL KIT

The Mabel Kit is comprised of fully reusable feminine care products made out of local materials. With proper care, one kit can last up to three years.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Mabel brings communities sustainable ways to care for women during menstruation. Through education in sewing and sales of the Mabel Kit, we hope that these communities become Mabel Microenterprises, where they can make Mabel Reusable Pads into a sustainable business.

Dealing with periods is more than just about

HER CONVENIENCE
HER EXPENSE
HER ENVIRONMENT
HER HEALTH
HER SAFETY
HER OPPORTUNITY
HER EDUCATION

It is about all of these things.

ABOUT MABEL

Launched in 2017 by Lauren Mellor, Mabel is a charity which empowers and enables girls and women in rural communities to care for their menstrual health and hygiene.

At Mabel, we teach women to sew reusable feminine hygiene kits, with a vision of creating sustainable micro enterprises. We work with local groups to source materials, make the kits, calculate costs and find potential markets.

Education is fundamental to Mabel’s mission. Every time a kit is distributed, we include a lesson about menstruation and instruction on caring for their kits. A well maintained kit can last 3 years.

We also present menstrual teacher-training workshops for anyone who wishes to become a menstrual educator, help break the cultural taboos, and start a developing conversation amongst their communities.

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