Path to Womenhood

by Fundacion Hearts of Gold
Path to Womenhood


Path to Womanhood is a project designed to empower and educate young women about what to expect as they journey into womanhood. The nature of this project is to remessage the period with curiosity and anticipation and to remove the shock, shame, and embarrassment often felt by young women when it comes to menstruation. The aim of this is to cultivate an interest in learning and celebrating monthly cycles, so that every young woman can have a deep and holistic understanding of what to expect

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We believe that the way we currently educate about periods, with a detached focus on the mechanics of the body and product demonstrations is sterile, stand-offish, and is shrouded in shame that disconnects women from truly understanding and honoring themselves. We want to change this, and give young women the tools to respect and cherish every part of themselves and their cycles.


To provide the tools, guidance and practice that create safe spaces for young women to explore what's to come, and openly talk about periods and all the different aspects of womanhood without any fear. It's not just about education, we want to prepare young women for this exciting rite of passage into womanhood as something to be honored, enjoyed and celebrated with friends and family.

Long-Term Impact

The project will educate young women in underprivileged nations to help promote a better understanding of health and well-being. Educated women go on to educate their children and benefit their communities. It only takes one generation to remove the shame and embarrassment women feel about their bodies by changing the way to communicate with the young girls of today.


Organization Information

Fundacion Hearts of Gold

Location: Cuenca - Ecuador
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Hearts_Of_Gold
Project Leader:
Maria Jose Orellana
Cuenca , Ecuador

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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