Teach Kenyan Women to Make Feminine Hygiene

 
$460
$4,540
Raised
Remaining
May 11, 2012

Women are Beautiful and Powerful Naturally

Excitement is building. Our team leaves for Africa next month to train Kenyan women to train their communities how to sew sanitary kits while learning about female reproductive health and more.  It sounds simple enough-- and yet we get to "listen in" to how much need there is.  Schools write, "Our girls are missing out. We hope you can bring your kits to us soon."  Or here's one from "Sanitary pads are VERY expensive and in the rurual area NONE of the girls ever use them."  There is good news in Kenya however, the government is getting more and more serious about putting real funding behind ongoing solutions and we will be meeting with authorities while there to discuss sustainable solutions to ensure that girls have the opportunity to stay in school, stay healthy, and have the dignity of not having to struggle with staining, solutary confinement nor shame... month after month.

And you know what? Surprisingly, the education about how every woman in the world shares the experience of menstruation, and sharing how their cycle works is equally powerful. Because without that knowledge girls are left feeling that they are a potential curse to their village, family and selves (mostly because of warnings they get and the lack of solutions). So your help is key to helping girls stay in school, helping women stand up with leadership and have a small income AND... assurance that Kenyan women are beautiful and powerful naturally.  We'll keep you posted!

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Celeste Mergens

Lynden, WA United States

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