The Red Zone

Our menstrual health approach in the Red Zone is to support local leaders!

Red Zone Countries Include

Burkina Faso • Cambodia • Côte D’Ivoire • Dominican Republic •  Ecuador • Eswatini • Ghana • Haiti • Kenya • Lebanon • Lesotho • Malawi • Nepal • Rwanda • Senegal • Sierra Leone • South Africa • Tanzania • Togo • Uganda • Zambia •  Zimbabwe

DfG Kits

All DfG Kits for distribution are sourced from locally owned and operated DfG Enterprises. To honor this strength, no DfG Kits or Kit making supplies from outside are sent into these countries. Sourcing DfG Kits from DfG Enterprises triples your impact by reaching women and girls with DfG Kits, while elevating local leaders and supporting sustainable livelihoods! Learn more about how to order DfG Kits locally in Red Zone countries and place your order.

If you feel you have reason to deviate from the Red 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

We have trained, experienced local DfG educators in the country that are available for hire. DfG supports local people being the solutions to their own challenges. At all times in the Red Zone, DfG education must be taught by a local person. Learn more about DfG experience qualified trainers in Red 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 Red Zone countries are entirely locally-led. Sewing DfG Kits is reserved for locally owned and operated enterprises.

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Policy and Advocacy in the Red Zone

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