Students at St. Vitalis Nang'a Primary School
International Women's Day
On 8th March 2019, RKF participated in the International Women’s Day Campaign that was a part of the GlobalGiving GirlFund Campaign. And with your incredible support, we raised a total of $1,256 in less than 24 hours! We are absolutely overwhelmed and honored to be associated with such great cheerleaders for the girls of Kisumu. We can’t wait to take the RKF Sanitary Pads Program to even more girls and help them keep progressing through their education… as is their right!
We’re listening to our community.
After our pilot program last year, we received feedback from the girls that a slightly larger kit would be more effective. We learnt that 4 pads were not enough; so we're partnering with PadMad to provide 7 pads to girls in rural schools. What makes this partnership special is that these pads are made using Kenyan cotton by Kenyan women. This creates a beautiful cycle of women empowering women!
When we spoke to the girls at Lutheran Special School in January, they gave us some very simple feedback to improve the program that is both efficient and cost-effective. They gave us a suggestion to provide a more complete “kit” by adding a small bucket and some clothes pegs (at an additional $1) that would make it incredibly easy for them to manage and maintain their re-usable kits. So we did it! All the girls at Lutheran Special School now have their own buckets and set of clothes pegs to manage their kits well.
Another 20 girls at Busabakhwa Primary School are now a part of the RKF Sanitary Pads Program. Our friends at Kenyan Kids took 20 kits and had an incredible talk with the girls on Menstrual Health Management. An additional 11 girls at Lutheran Special School also received sanitary pad kits in March. We hope to reach an additional 50 girls in May once schools resume for the second academic term of 2019.
Partnering with PadMad
New Buckets and Clothes Pegs to complete the Kit
A student at Lutheran Special School
Thank You to all our Cheerleaders!