Keep 627 girls in school in Siaya, Kenya

 
$1,250
$8,750
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Jan 19, 2013

Empowering girls in Kenya

"Chakre wachak yudo pads tinde pok aleo ne skul, asomo matek kendo an gi chir mar somo. Pads omiyo tinde arito ler kendo wiya ok kuodi."  Lillian, a student at Nina Primary School, speaking in Dholuo, says that since she began using sanitary pads she has not missed school, she works hard in class, and she has gained self-confidence. She also notes that she has improved her personal hygiene and no longer hides during her menses.

The key to keeping Kenyan girls in school is to make sure they have the necessary supplies, including sanitary pads and panties. Without pads, the girls miss one week of school every month. 

Because of your generous donations through our GlobalGiving project, “Keep 627 Girls in Siaya, Kenya,” One Village At A Time is able to provide our girls with sanitary pads and panties, allowing the girls to get the vital education they deserve.

"Tangu nianze kutumia pads, harufu mbaya imeisha, nashukuru sana kwani haipiti kwa nguo." “Since I started using pads, there is no bad odor. I'm very grateful because my menses don’t leak to my clothes,” Wilfreda, a student at Nangeni Primary, says in Swahili.

We’ve found that the girls who have received pads and panties are more confident; they feel empowered to speak up in class. Educated girls are less likely to get pregnant and more likely to finish secondary school and support their families. When you educate a girl, you change the life of the village!

Thank you for your support!

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Ginger DeShaney

Boston, MA United States

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