Ever wondered what difference a five dollar donation can make in a world where there seems to be endless problems? In one small village in Uganda, it makes all the difference! Alwi sub-county is located in Pakwach district in West Nile. Because this village has water problems, girls find it difficult to take care of their menstrual hygiene. They can not afford pads, so they lose over 24 school days every year staying home during their periods to avoid humiliation. We want to change this.
No girl should miss school because of menstruation. But adolescent girls and young women of Alwi in Uganda are missing 24 school days every year due to lack of sanitary pads and clean safe water to take care of their menstrual hygiene.
1. We will delivery reusable sanitary pads to 100 girls in one school in this village. 2. We will train girls in three schools on how to make reusable menstrual pads. 3. We will install water tanks and taps in one school to store water and keep the girls in school during their days.
We will protect the dignity of girls in this village. We will empower the girls to help themselves and others by making their own sanitary pads. We will enable girls in this village to stay in school uninterrupted.