Sanitary Pads Keep Ugandan Girls in School

by The Kasiisi Project (Girls Support Program)
Aug 24, 2010



Dear wonderful donors,

I have great news for you! This update will focus on our progress with the MakaPad initiative but be on the lookout for another update coming soon on the health outreach program!

I returned from a trip to Uganda a few weeks ago with another volunteer, Scott Krenitski. Together we worked with Dr. Musaazi (inventor of MakaPads) and Kasiisi Project to sort of the final details including costs of transportation and distribution of the pads, and are pleased to report great success!

CONGRATULATIONS DONORS, because of your continued support, beginning this September, Kasiisi Project will officially commence the donation of MakaPads to the schools in place of the imported American brands. This adjustment will: 1. Open up room in the budget (MakaPads are less expensive than imported American Pads) 2. Support a local business (Technology 4 Tomorrow, Africa) 3. Help with conservation efforts near the Kibale National Forrest (MakaPads are made of papyrus, recycled white paper, and a plastic cover, all but one element of these pads are natural or recycled)


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Project Leader:
Caroline Riss
Cambridge, MA United States
$206,373 raised of $400,000 goal
3,806 donations
$193,627 to go
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