This cutting season is gearing up to be one of our busiest - we now have 301 girls in our 2 safe houses and Rhobi is preparing to rescue 80 more. They are expected to remain until January at the earliest, when the long process of reconciliation with their families begins. They will not be returned until their parents have signed an affadavit promising not to cut them. This can take multiple, expensive visits.
Girls generally turn up with only the clothes on their back. Sometimes without even shoes or underwear.
We are in urgent need of funds, particuarly for food.
Your donations will go directly to girls at the safe houses. They will allow us to buy food, sanitary products and educational materials for the young girls escaping FGM.
Just last week, HGWT hosted another screening of the documentary 'In the Name of Your Daughter'. The film screening was at Bwirege primary school in the Butiama District and it led to 3 girls speaking out. They were scared and asked for HGWT's help in escaping their cutting ceremonies.
HGWT is protecting young girl's dreams and saving lives. The safe houses are the only source of sanctuary many of these girls have and resources are spread thin because of the high demand for our help.
What Rhobi, our founder does is not easy but as an FGM survivor, her passion allows her to transcend any adversities our safe houses have in their way. This season of giving, you can be assured that your donation will go directly to saving girls from FGM.
Thank you, and best wishes for the festive season.
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