Jan 4, 2021

96 girls received sanitary kits

In our September 2020 report, we wrote that we had distributed 48 sanitary kits to 48 girls from vulnerable backgrounds. Since then, we haven't received any donations for this project, but we have done some work with the balance of donations received previously. 

Activity update

We have managed to distribute the remaining 48 sanitary kits to girls from vulnerable backgrounds. The total number of kits we have distributed so far stands at 96, with 96 girls benefitting as a result. The kits contain one of each of the following items:

  1. Washing and bathing soap
  2. Body lotion
  3. Hair oil
  4. Reusable menstrual pad

The reusable menstrual pads will help cut the cost of purchasing regular sanitary towels for vulnerable girls, many of whom can hardly afford them. 

Each kit costs us approximately 3 US dollars. As indicated earlier, we have not received donations for the project for this last period, and we are kindly requesting our supporters to chip in for us to be able to reach more girls in the coming quarter.

Nov 24, 2020

Vital skills learned- a participant's perspective

Marsabit County in northern Kenya now has 90 confirmed Covid19 cases as of Thursday, November 19, 2020. A few deaths have also been recorded, with health workers among the worst hit. We resumed working from the office in July but the rising cases have caused a lot of fear among communities and staff. 

We are  still implementing our activities, however, at a reduced scale. We have also taken action to protect  staff  by introducing guidelines and ensuring they have access to masks  and hand sanitizers at all times. It is difficult but we know that our communities need us and that is why we will keep going for as long as possible.

In our last report, we mentioned that we were working on distributing equipment to teams. We now have an update on the  work we have completed in the last quarter. One of our participants has this to say:

"With the knowledge I have gained I can stand firmly to fight against FGM, early and forced marriage which leads to denial of rights. I am a future leader with the knowledge I have gained to act against all those practices in my society. Assertiveness is also another thing i learned about the topic on human rights. I have learned to follow my own decision and not the decisions of others. Saying YES or NO to those people who decide to make a decision for me.                   

Ability to communicate clearly and sharing thoughts and ideas really improved my communication. Before the training it was difficult for me to stand before a large group of people and share out my thoughts, ideas and feelings towards something. After the training I was very encouraged and motivated. I am now courageous enough to start looking for volunteer work. It also helped me to be self independent, improved my communication with others and enabled me to achieve my goals."

Nov 23, 2020

One family every month-November 2020

Marsabit County in northern Kenya now has 90 confirmed Covid19 cases as of Thursday, November 19, 2020. A few deaths have also been recorded, with health workers among the worst hit. We resumed working from the office in July but the rising cases have caused a lot of fear among communities and staff. 

 

We are  still implementing our activities, however, at a reduced scale. We have also taken action to protect  staff  by introducing guidelines and ensuring they have access to masks  and hand sanitizers at all times. It is difficult but we know that our communities need us and that is why we will keep going for as long as possible.

 

We have supported one family for one month during the last quarter. This has helped to provide whole foods such as wheat flour, corn flour, oil, sugar, salt and rice. This budget is shared between 7 family members and they are grateful for the support that they  have so far received. 

 

We hope that with more support, we will be able to support families like this one with more cash and be able to reach more people.

 
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