End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi

by YORGHAS Foundation
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi

Project Report | Jul 8, 2024
End Period Poverty in Rural Schools in Malawi

By Alina Pelka | Project Leader

Project Overview: During this reporting period, our project has faced challenges in raising the minimum funds required to send to the foundation's account. Nevertheless, we remain committed to our fight against period poverty. Through our own resources and network, and in collaboration with the Sewing Together organization from Kenya and our local partners in Malawi, we successfully conducted workshops on sewing reusable sanitary pads in March and April. These workshops benefited over 200 women and girls in Mzuzu and Lilongwe.

Workshops and Training: The workshops included comprehensive education on reproductive health, menstrual hygiene, and business basics. Participants received training in both hand and machine sewing techniques. Additionally, we received a donation of two sewing machines, which allowed us to establish a small tailoring workshop at our Regional Office in Lilongwe. In May 2024, we conducted a thirty-days training program on machine sewing for two participants. These participants will, in turn, be able to teach other women and girls.

Objectives and Future Plans: Our primary goal is to produce affordable reusable pads for local women. This initiative not only aims to combat period poverty but also to economically empower the participants. A portion of the pads will be distributed for free among girls in rural schools.

Acknowledgements: We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone for their continued support. Every donation has had a significant impact on the lives of women and girls. Your contributions are not just about financial aid; they keep girls at school and prevent them for child marriages; they restore dignity, independence, and the joy of womanhood. 

Thank you once again for your unwavering support.

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Jan 12, 2024
Report no. 2

By Alina Pelka | President of the Board, Project Leader

Sep 14, 2023
Distribution of Sanitary Pads in Ntcheu, Malawi

By Alina Pelka | Founder & President

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YORGHAS Foundation

Location: Warsaw, mazowieckie - Poland
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @yorghas
Project Leader:
Alina Pelka
Warsaw , mazowieckie Poland
$210 raised of $5,000 goal
12 donations
$4,790 to go
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