Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo

by Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC)
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo
Access to Sanitary Wear for 1000 Girls in Matobo

Project Report | Dec 7, 2022
HOCIC: Ending period poverty quart reporr

By Betha Dube | Project Officer

HOCIC under the GlobalGiving platform is implementing an initiative called “Access to sanitary wear for 100 girls”. This project seeks to ensure that 1000 girls and young women aged between 10 and 24 years do not miss out on school during their monthly menstrual period. This is achieved through the provision of proper sanitary wear and dignity packs to girls and young women in rural areas. The programme will also reduce the risk  of vaginal infections and cervical cancer.  The dignity pack contains either two packets of disposable sanitary pads, five panties and a bar of washing soap, or six reusable pads (two maxi, two medium and two small pads), a bag to store the clean pads, five panties and a bar of soap. The girls and young women are being taught on menstrual hygiene so as to enable them to use the sanitary wear properly. The long term impact of the project is to keep the girls in school and improve their performance. Education is central to well-being economic development and for bringing changes in the quality of lives for people.

 

During the last quarter, the team managed to hold a fundraising during the pink October breast cancer awareness. The organization had an in house staff wellness day mainstreaming breast cancer awareness. Presentations on how to minimize the risk of getting breast cancer as well as a quiz to test knowledge was conducted. During the proceedings of the day the GlobalGiving team managed to sell pink ribbons to the team and raised a total of 22usd. These funds will be used to plan an upcoming fundraising activity that aims to engage influential people so they could assist in the lobbying of funds to help the young girls with sanitary wear. 

 

The team also reached out to small business owners to engage them on donations. In pursuant of this, the team received a pledge for 100 pads  from a small company and they will be distributed to the disadvantaged young girls in Bulawayo. 

 

Challenges 

  • Low donor engagement 
  • Minimum funds to travel to the areas of operation for distribution.  

Recommendations 

  • Engaging social influencers to help with the lobbying of funds.
  • Continue to share the link widely to get donations on the online platform
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Organization Information

Hope for a Child in Christ (HOCIC)

Location: Bulawayo - Zimbabwe
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Twitter: @HocicZimbabwe
Hope for a Child in Christ  (HOCIC)
Sunga Mzeche
Project Leader:
Sunga Mzeche
Bulawayo , Zimbabwe

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