Syrian Refugees Response
Phase Two

Help connect menstrual hygiene kits to Syrian women and girls fleeing hunger, war and persecution. The kits will improve their reproductive health in unsanitary conditions and protect their dignity.

Menstrual Hygiene Kit
  • Hygiene
  • Easy to use
  • Contains 10 sanitary pads
Kanya Menstrual Kit

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.


Women and girls displaced by the conflict are facing an issue they cannot avoid: monthly menstruation. Few of them remember to bring sanitary pads, but most (if not all) think the pads are irrelevant and prioritise other lifesaving items (food, water and medicine) during their escape.

It is very challenging to get clean menstrual hygiene products such as sanitary pads when fleeing conflict and women and girls are forced to use and reuse clothes or old rags. If they are lucky women will get the opportunity to secretly wash the rags, however many do not get that chance as menstruation is a taboo topic.

Women and girls are at risk of developing infections that can cause serious health complications if they do not have access to clean menstrual hygiene products.

How we can help: 

We are supporting women and girls reproductive health needs by providing menstruation and post-partum care in the refugee situation, which can be a complicated, dangerous and embarrassing process for them in these circumstances. 

Who are we working with: 

We will be helping Syrian women and girls who are fleeing the conflict in Syria who lack access to simple tools that will improve their health and maintain their dignity. 


The menstrual kits will be allocated to 10 midwives who are currently attending medical training in Turkey. Each midwife will receive 500 kits (together with lessons about the process of menstruation) to distributed to women and girls internally displaced by the conflict.

Project timeframe: 
Twelve months
Location :
Reaching 2500 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Non-financial contribution:  distribution, training for midwives, and local administrative work

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - KANYA Menstrual Hygiene Kit
Cost of technology
Shipping cost
Wire transfer fee
Payment processing fee
3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Administration fee
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 53 people who pitched in $21,549.40