In many societies the menstruation cycle is a taboo. Breaking the taboo, making the natural cycle of women known and understood and building simple private bamboo-bathrooms, strengthens women, couples, partnerships – and whole communities.
Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are often hosted by relatives or friends. Those without connections who do not have anywhere to go often end up sleeping in the streets. In Chiure the District Government established a transit center for the homeless IDPs in November. This temporary shelter is located in the old school building of the Chiure Secondary School.