Majority of out-of-school teenage girls trade sex-4-money to buy napkins. 834 girls will access pads in 2019. These funds will cover production costs of $0.36 per packet: the girls will cost share @ $0.20 per packet to meet administrative costs. However, girls who wont afford $0.20 will access the napkins for free as they receive life skills training . The project will provide a source of income for at least one teenager (btwn 16-18years) to manage the project, developing to more opportunities.
In Kenya alone, more than 1 million children remain out of school, with 56% of this population being girls, from low income urban slums areas (UNESCO 2012). Onset to puberty and adolescents send majority of the girls desperately searching for ways to manage their menstrual hygiene, since the parents, if present, are not even able to place food on the table. Some teenage girls in our Life Bloom program have been sexually exploited by adult males to earn $0.5 for pads, others use old cloth.
The project will address Menstrual Hygiene Management among 834 girls in 2019. The funds donated will meet the production costs, $ 0.36 per packet, and the girls will be required to cost share @ $0.20 per packet to meet administrative costs. However, girls who wont afford $0.20 will be given the napkins for free as they receive life skills training . The project will provide a source of income for at least one teenager (btwn 16-18years) to manage the project, developing to more opportunities.
This project will benefit 834 girls with 2 packets of 8 pieces Nawiri Sanitary Napkins every month for 12 months: keeping them away from the cycle of sexual exploitation. Menstrual hygiene education will be offered through the year. One young woman will be hired to coordinate the project, giving her a source of income. Approximately 430 of the beneficiaries will receive the basic package of Leadership training, business and entrepreneurship training and mentoring for personal transformation.