My Arms Wide Open and Pads4Girls

by My Arms Wide Open
Nov 5, 2013

GirlStuff is taking bigger steps

The Children we serve in Bergnek
The Children we serve in Bergnek

We are excited to share our latest project update and report with you. There is so much activity taking place that is supporting the GirlStuff business and the Bergnek Communities goals to create additional employment through the project.

In the past few months we have been very busy. We’ve acquired new customers and are working on a few more both in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The great news is that as we complete negotiations and secure the new contracts for longer term supply of the menstrual kits we will be able to employ more women in the Bergnek Community.

To support the business we also invested in getting the products tested by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and submitted our samples 2 months ago. Just this week we received the report back and passed, or as they put it ‘complied’, with flying colours, after making a couple of minor adjustments to increase absorbency.

As you might remember from our last report the GirlStuff business and Keabetswe where featured on television in South Africa. The pice was very well received and generated a number of new leads for us and supported some that we have been working on.

Here’s where we need your help: Next steps are for GirlStuff to increase capacity with the purchase of additional equipment, supplies and cash resources to support anticipated new contracts and orders.

Can you make a donation today and perhaps make it a recurring donation? The women and children of Bergnek are grateful for all of the support you have give them.

Thank you for your continued support of the women and children of the Bergnek Community and the My Arms Wide Open programs.

Packaging the products
Packaging the products



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My Arms Wide Open

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Warren Te Brugge
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
$11,480 raised of $45,000 goal
392 donations
$33,520 to go
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