By Alina Pelka | President of the Board, Project Leader
Senzani Primary School, Malawi
Despite our dedicated efforts, the donations received on GlobalGiving in the last 6 months couldn't secure funding to initiate further on-the-ground activities and the amount was below the minimum required by GlobalGiving to be transferred to our Foundation's account, however it will wait for the next transfer opportunity which we believe will happen soon.
While the desired funds were not obtained, it's crucial to acknowledge the potential impact the project could have had on adressing period poverty and empowering young girls in Malawi. We express our gratitude for the support received thus far and remain determined to continue our mission. We are optimistic about the next donations to come and we'll intensify our GlobalGiving campaign on social media to attract more donors and make together a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by period poverty in rural schools in Malawi.
Thank you to all Donors and the GlobalGiving Team for your understanding and ongoing support.
"EMPOWERMENT COMES FROM EMBRACING EVERY ASPECT OF BEING A WOMAN, INCLUDING THE BEAUTY AND STRENGTH FOUND IN OUR MENSTRUAL CYCLES." - CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
On 12th September 2023 we had a successful educational session where we donated 45 Reusable Sanitary Pads sets to 45 girls from Senzani Primary School in Ntcheu District. The reusable sanitary pads that were made from the durable and fine materials were donated to girls from two classes of class 7 and 8.The identification of girls who received the pads was made using the poverty level, some girls who benefited are orphans staying with their old guardians, some are coming from the most poor families who cannot manage to buy pads.
All the finances we received from GlobalGiving (160 $ minus transfer fee) were used to order and buy 45 Reusable Sanitary Pads sets (1 shield + 4 liners).
We would like to thank everyone who donated to our fundraiser and took part to help the girls in Ntcheu, the support has come in time. With the effects of cyclone floods that affected a lot of villages and schools including Senzani, the level of poverty has increased hence a lot of girls were not able to buy pads they were using old clothes as the pads instead. The pads they were provided with, brought a lot of smiles and happiness.
In the coming months, we will post up a new field update report, so you get to know more about the impact of your further contributions.
Thank everyone who has supported our project. Together we are making a real difference!
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