#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia

by Bupilo Foundation
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#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia
#EndMenstrualAbsenteeism for 1000 Girls in Zambia

Summary

On average, underprivileged girls miss about 10% of school days annually due to lack of menstrual supplies. This issue is worse in some Zambian villages where girls miss up to 20% of school, often missing exams or performing poorly as a result of their absenteeism during their period. The Basizana Project aims to address this issue by providing sustainable menstrual cups to a total of 1000 girls across 10 schools in rural Zambia, thus eliminating menstrual absenteeism in the school.

$10,000
total goal
$4,512
remaining
69
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2
monthly donors
4
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Challenge

Menstrual absenteeism, is a problem for school girls in rural Mkushi, who miss about 20% of their school attendance due to lack of menstrual supplies. This has had a negative impact on their academic performance, with some dropping out due to missed or failed exams. Thus, leading to early pregnancies and child marriages, for girls that have dropped out of school.

Solution

The Basizana project has partnered up with sustainable menstrual cup manufacturers to provide cups and menstrual health training to rural girls across Zambia, beginning with 300 girls across two schools in Mkushi. The name 'Basizana' celebrates "young women coming of age" in the Lozi tribe and has befittingly been chosen as the name of this project, because we believe that young women should not have to feel burdened with the natural coming of age due to their economic status.

Long-Term Impact

The project will impact over 300 girls allowing them to rise out of period poverty, one school at a time. Through the supply of sustainable menstrual cups, all recipients will be able to finish secondary school without the limitations of period poverty, thus reducing menstrual absenteeism to 0% for each girl that receives a sustainable menstrual cup from us. Read More about our efforts in the project plan attached below.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

Bupilo Foundation

Location: Lusaka - Zambia
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @BupiloF
Project Leader:
Thokozile Tembo
Lusaka, Lusaka Zambia
$5,488 raised of $10,000 goal
 
82 donations
$4,512 to go
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