Education  Kenya Project #13305

Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya

by Fountain of Hope Youth Initiative Group
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Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya
Sanitary towels to Poor Girls & Widows in Kenya

Project Report | Mar 8, 2016
Celebrating a Milestone...1000 girls reached!

By Peninah Muthoni | Project Coordinator-Sanitary Towels Program

A demo on using re-usable kits
A demo on using re-usable kits

Today March 8, 2016 as we commemorate The International Women's Day, we are privy to the 2016 theme #PledgeForParity! as we pledge for further action we are glad for what we have already contributed to make the world a better place for young women in need of menstrual supplies and all this was because of your support. 

We can brag and walk head high for reached a milestone, in February 2016 we achieved the 1000 girls mark that we have provided with re-usable, washable, 100% eco-friendly sanitary kits. This kits are long lasting hence ensuring dignity and comfort for two to three years. By keeping girls during their periods we ensure academically they compete on a level field with boys and even more interestingly, they are able to compete in sporting activities...as defined by one beneficiary she coined it 'Total Freedom'.

On a diffrent note, we are very glad that our project manager James Waruiru has been selected in the Acumen East Africa Fellowship class of 2016. He made it through a very tough selection process of thousands applicants from seven countries in East Africa region. We are sure he will pass on the knowledge and skills he will earn over the leadership transformational year to our entire team. Our prayers of good will are with James as he embark on this journey.

As we embark on a year full of dreams and vision, our major goal this year is to establish a large sewing centre where we will make re-usable sanitary napkis locally. we have already undetaken a successful pilot and produced awesome kits locally, but we only have one operational sewing machine. We are also able to source all materials locally but we are greatly faced by funding shortage as a hurdle, we therefore seek your support to enable us have a local sewing centre so as to reach more needy women.

We are thinking of a high-breed model (commercial/charity). Because our beneficiaries are very poor to afford buying kits themselves, we will have a commercial arm in the project that will source funds from donors and local county governments then buy kits from the project and have our charity arm distribute to needy girls for free. This way we will increase local ownership of the project and ensure sustainability. We therefore seek your financial support, help in fundraising and all advice that will help us towards realizing an even greator milestone. 

Thank you!

FOHLC Volunteer giving a talk on hygiene & Sex
FOHLC Volunteer giving a talk on hygiene & Sex
Peninah teaching sex rights & Abortion & HIV/Aids
Peninah teaching sex rights & Abortion & HIV/Aids
Our Project Manager in Acumen EA class of 2016
Our Project Manager in Acumen EA class of 2016
James (Right) in Acumen Fellowship
James (Right) in Acumen Fellowship
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Defeating Stigma on Menstruation

By James Waruiru | Project Manager

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By James Waruiru | Project Manager

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Organization Information

Fountain of Hope Youth Initiative Group

Location: Kiambu, Central Province - Kenya
Website:
Fountain of Hope Youth Initiative Group
James Waruiru
Project Leader:
James Waruiru
Project Manager
Kiambu , Kiambu County Kenya

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