Why Project Patricia?

Why would you do this?
Having adequate period protection is something that American women rarely have to think about. We recognize that many girls in less fortunate countries have nothing to use during that Time of the month. Oftentimes, girls are confined to their beds for that week, and usually miss so much school that they are unable to graduate, or forced to drop out. We find it tragic that something that God created to be beautiful, could be so hopelessly embarassing for some.

Why not send disposables?
Disposables are a temporary solution for an endless need. They are for one-time use only, and then they need to be disposed of in an area with no room for landfills. Burning disposable products releases chemicals and toxins into the air.