To bring some immediate relief to female students who need sanitary products, the Wits Pad Drive (WPD) was launched. In support of the WPD, sisters Enhle and Mbali Khumalo have come up with their own fund-raising schemes to contribute to the cause.
Through the sale of their distinctive doeks, MbalEnhlesis raised enough to purchase 3 000 sanitary towels for the WPD and continues to contribute to the cause, targeting exams as a particular time of need. The pair eventually converted the idea into a sustainable business model, taking full advantage of the online space to branch out into fashion retail. Their initiative is one positive step in an urgent nationwide struggle.
Access to education means more than just admission into an institution and thanks to the work of people like the Khumalo sisters, young girls have a fighting chance for a better future.