This project is developed to alleviate the devastating effects of poverty on the girls and women within rural populations. Those who will benefit include: The rural unemployed young women as they will receive the necessary income to help them provide for their basic and secondary needs and also the vulnerable girls (both in and out of school) and women from poor backgrounds. They will be able to obtain sanitary pads and undergarments to enable them attend to their menstrual needs.
The main problems faced by women and girls are: The expense of commercial sanitary pads and undergaments, absenteeism where girls stay at home rather than attending school when menstruating, unhygienic ways to dry menstrual materials, inadequate waste disposal facilities, lack of privacy for changing menstrual materials, leakage from poor-quality protection materials, the lack of resources for washing such as soap, limited education about the facts of menstruation, limited access to counselling
The members will be fully trained to start up income generating activitity (Poultry Keeping) and shall be involved in the regular management of the project. This will help solve the unemployment problem in the area. The proceeds generated by the projects they shall start will also enable them to afford decent living standards and will also act as a source of motivation to them that they have the potential to do exactly better things that their colleagues who are in employment do.
The broad objective of the entrepreneurship project is to help realize sustainable income and training that would improve the quality of life of the young women who are out of school.