Sep 22, 2021

Ongoing support for girls at risk of FGM

This project intervention was based on the increase in urgent calls reporting FGM incidents in October, November and December of 2020. We share key achievements and challenges following our successful work of rescuing 50 girls and keeping 250 more safe from FGM in this reporting period.

The support from you, our community enabled the response to girls' urgent needs at risk of FGM, linked survivors to care and mitigated the impacts of COVID-19. 

Key achievements this reporting period

1. Provision of menstrual pads and school essentials for 20 vulnerable girls in 2 villages in Kuria rural Kenya.

Challenges

1. Limited funding to sustainably support girls at risk of FGM, receive care & support this exposing them to FGM.


Thank you so much for helping us reach girls at risk of FGM. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much for being so supportive always. 

Jun 27, 2021

Delivering Menstrual care for 200 vulnerable girls

Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 400 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region, up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation. From recent reports from stakeholders, the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control the sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.


Our work during this period has involved delivering menstrual care to 20 girls. For every $40 donated, we can provide 10 girls with menstrual care essential that includes (4 packets on sanitary towels & underwear) for 1 month. By providing menstrual care for girls, we can reduce the risk of Female Genital Mutilation by ensuring that girls' education is not interrupted due to missing school due to menstruation.

 

We thank each one of you for your generosity and partnership. Together we are building healthy & safe communities for girls. We hope our report inspires you, and we look forward to connecting with you online on our social media platforms and offline in our communities.

May 25, 2021

Visiting girls at risk of FGM in Kuria

This project intervention was based on the increase in urgent calls reporting FGM incidents in October, November and December of 2020. Following our successful work of rescuing 50 girls and keeping 250 more safe from FGM in this reporting period, we share key achievements and challenges.

The support from you, our community enabled the response to girls' urgent needs at risk of FGM, link survivors to care and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. 

Key achievements this reporting period

1.Since the beginning of this year, we have been making monitoring visits; in April & May, we visited 100 girls.

2. Provision of menstrual pads, food and school essentials for 20 vulnerable girls in 2 villages in Kuria rural Kenya.

Challenges

1. Limited funding to sustainably support girls at risk of FGM, receive care & support this exposing them to FGM.


Thank you so much for helping us reach girls at risk of FGM. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for your support always. 

 
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