My mother got herself involved in a program called Days for Girls.
She started making kits for girls in Africa and then she ended up going to Africa to teach women how to make kits of their own.
Heres a little about the organisation...
Days for Girls International works to get washable feminine hygiene kits into the hands of those that would otherwise go without. (and are forced to miss school and eventually drop out) We advocate and partner with NGO's and agencies to teach women and communities to create their own. We work to raise public awareness, educate regarding AIDS and preventable disease, and health and safety-- all programs that are saving lives, helping girls stay in school and balancing the scales for women.