By Warren Te Brugge - Chair and Founder, My Arms Wide Open
Since our last update we have made real progress!!
We are in discussions with another Pads4Girls partner in Africa who will now supply our first Pads4Girls kits at a much lower cost than we first anticipated. Initially we believed that each kit would cost us $30. In the last two weeks we have learned that by working with one of the Pads4Girls partners we will be able to reduce our costs to under $15 enabling us to support twice as many girls with the funds we have raised to date, with your support.
The really exciting part of the news is that we are also going to be training two groups to manufacture the pads and underwear themselves and distribute them to other communities in South Africa.
This development will not only help us keep girls in school because they have the menstrual supplies they need it will also provide much needed employment within the communities of Bergnek, Limpopo and Cradock, Eastern Cape.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
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