BANK South Pacific Financial Group Limited continues to advocate for women and girls in communities by partnering with Queen Pads PNG to support its work and the distribution of its products.
Queen Pads PNG is a local SME that provides locally made menstrual pads to help young girls and women in rural communities, raising awareness and supplying the products as part of the course to minimize health risks.
BSP supported the local SME with the purchase of 1000 Queen Pads products, which can help the SME distribute and run an awareness campaign to encourage menstrual health and hygiene in rural communities.
BSP Corporate Sponsorship Manager Amelia Minnopu said BSP is a community driven bank that believes in people and supports health, women and girls and invests where it believes it can raise community levels. , especially in rural areas.
“As the largest private sector employer in the region, BSP employs over 4,000 people, with women making up 50% of the workforce.
“Supporting this is one way we hope to contribute positively to building community and reducing health risks in our societies.”
“We believe in social, economic and political equality,” which amplifies our message as a people’s bank, especially to women and children in our communities,” Ms. Minnopu said.
“These products are made of durable, eco-friendly and soft fabrics that can last up to five years and they are useful for women who can help in many ways.
This involved well with our Go Green campaign to support environmental risk awareness. Plus, it’s a new, innovative way to reduce our environmental impact.
Founder and owner of Queens Pads PNG, Ann-Shirley Korave, when discussing the product, said: “Around 80% of women and girls in rural areas still do not have access to basic sanitary pads. , hence the support of a bank that is well established in our community can help us reach these populations.
“Menstrual health and hygiene are essential to the well-being and empowerment of women and adolescent girls.”
The partnership between BSP and Queen Pads PNG is a way forward to support women and girls in schools, workplaces and rural and local communities. Most importantly, breaking the silence that surrounds it in our communities.