The Orange Zone

Our menstrual health response in the Orange Zone is a hybrid approach.

Orange Zone Countries Include

Democratic Republic of the Congo • Ethiopia • Guatemala • India • Madagascar

DfG Kits

Countries in the Orange Zone have a growing local leadership presence. DfG Social Enterprises have capacity in some areas, while there is room for volunteer-led solutions in others. Working directly with DfGI is required to contribute to efforts here. Learn more about how to order DfG Kits locally in Orange Zone countries and place your order.

If you feel you have reason to deviate from the Orange Zone policy related to Kits, education and/or Kit making supplies, please fill out this form.

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The DfG Impact Zones Are a Sustainable Solution

The DfG Impact Zones allow our volunteers to work alongside the incredible local leaders who are now established as a sustainable source for MH products and information in their communities.
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DfG Education

DfG supports local people being the solutions to their own challenges. We have trained, experienced local DfG educators in the Orange Zone that are available for hire. At all times in the Orange zone, DfG education must be taught by a local person. Learn more about DfG experience qualified trainers in Orange Zone countries and how to hire them.

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Local Leaders Driving Long Lasting Impact

It is sustainable development best practice to have education conducted by a local person because it can have an even greater impact.

  • Knowledge and information is usually best received, internalized and retained when it comes via a person’s native language directly.
  • Having a local person deliver education provides women and girls with a local role model; an inspiration for them. 
  • Hiring a local trainer ensures DfG is not perpetuating the “savior/victim” dichotomy rooted in colonial history.
  • A local trainer can ensure quality and consistent training delivery, which impacts knowledge retention and success. 
  • Local trainers have a deep understanding of the community and culture, and are best equipped to address the needs of women and girls in the areas they serve. 
  • This vital, life-changing information is more accurately conveyed when it does not have to go through the process of translation. In addition, it takes twice as long to present the education through a translator than it does to have it given in the native language. 
  • Hiring a local trainer supports local leadership and establishes a relationship with the Enterprise for times when more products are needed or health questions arise. 
  • Hiring local trainers to teach health education elevates livelihoods and income generating opportunities. 

Sewing DfG Kits

Our efforts in Orange zone countries are locally-led. Sewing DfG Kits is reserved for locally owned and operated enterprises. 

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Policy and Advocacy in the Orange Zone

Got connections in countries in the Orange Zone? Want to join us in advocating for menstrual equity and policy advancement in the Orange Zone?
Contact the DfG Advocacy Team