Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.

by Family Medical Point Abaita (FMP)
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.
Menstrual Cups: Support 1000 Girls in Uganda.

Summary

The project will support 1000 school girls in fishing communities in Uganda with a free menstrual cup enabling the girls to stay at school during menstruation. A single menstrual cup, costing USD. 5, supports a school girl for a minimum of 5 years.

$10,000
total goal
$9,920
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

In Uganda, insufficient Menstrual Hygiene Management in schools contributes to 30% of girls dropping out of school and many more miss 8 school days each term during menstruation days. A study in 140 schools located in seven districts of Uganda; 70% of the adolescent girls acknowledged that menstruation affected their optimal education performance, while 77% of girls 'indicated missing averagely 2-3 school days per month. High cost of disposable menstrual pads is a key problem.

Solution

Providing free menstrual cups will improve education outcomes of 1000 girls from poor families in fishing communities through reduced absenteeism during period days. A menstrual cup is a cost effective option for many girls from resource limited locations as cups are reusables, hold more blood than other methods, eco-friendly as they are made of rubber or silicone, and a girl may wear a cup for up to 12 hours. A cup can be reused for up to 5 years.

Long-Term Impact

Improved education outcomes for girls in poor communities means ability to break the vicious cycle of poverty and ignorance and prospects for a better life. An educated and informed girl is an empowered girl that will move the world towards gender equity.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Family Medical Point Abaita (FMP)

Location: Entebbe, Wakiso - Uganda
Website:
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Twitter: @FamilyMedicalP1
Project Leader:
Moses Paul Odongo
Entebbe , Wakiso Uganda
$80 raised of $10,000 goal
 
4 donations
$9,920 to go
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