Education – Sanitation – Sustainability – Enterprise – Gender Equality
Woman i bildimap woman blong mekem oli strong mo helti
Mamma’s Laef Vanuatu are based in a small village, on a small island in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific ocean.
We sew reusable menstrual pads, distribute those pads to women and girls across the islands. To maximise the impact of these pads, we also provide menstrual health awareness to recipients.
Not only that, but we deliver a unique menstrual health programme with men, by men.
Our approach to enterprise is holistic, as we provide a locally made, eco-friendly alternative to disposable (plastic) hygiene products, we have increased incomes in our community, by creating this enterprise.
We are innovative, exploring other reusable hygiene products to support the health and wellbeing of ni Vanuatu.
Ni-Vanuatu regard our land as our mother. We guard our lands and oceans with the love and respect we should give to our mothers. Climate change effects our daily lives. We are making changes to help combat the impact humans have made on our planet.
Mammas Laef Vanuatu was formally supported by Mamma’s Laef Charitable Trust in New Zealand until it’s closure in June 2022.
Together we can make a difference.
What We Do
Mamma’s Laef is a longest running project developed by Lav Kokonas. In the archipelago of Vanuatu we create and distribute reusable menstrual pads. We also educate, support and encourage innovation.