Menstrual Hygiene for Refugee Women & Girls

by Days for Girls International Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Help us expand our Thread of Hope Fund to serve refugee women and girls in Africa and teach them how to sew! What are they sewing? Menstrual Hygiene Kits, that last for 2-4 years and enable women and girls to live life freely, and earn back days of school and work. Nowhere is this more needed than refugee communities, which is why Days for Girls is focusing on expanding the Thread of Hope.

$10,000
total goal
$6,072
remaining
51
donors
4
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Millions of women and girls around the world lack access to sanitary supplies, which means they miss invaluable days of school and work. The need for hygiene options is especially high in refugee areas.

Solution

DfG Hygiene Kits are a simple way to recognize the inherent worth and dignity of every woman and girl, no matter her status as a refugee or someone who lives in her home country. Each DfG Kit lasts a girl or woman for 2-3 years, which can make a tremendous difference, especially in a time when she may have few other resources available to her. This project enables DfG to grow its micro-enterprise programs in East Africa and beyond, so that women can help meet hygiene needs for others.

Long-Term Impact

Because Days for Girls helps women learn to start their own small businesses to produce and sell Days for Girls Kits, this project is a sustainable one. Funding supports training and materials so that women can invest any funds they earn back into their bushiness, ensuring it continues for the future.

Resources

http:/​/​www.DaysforGirls.org

Organization Information

Days for Girls International

Location: Bellingham, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.DaysforGirls.org
Project Leader:
Sandy Clark
Bellingham, WA United States

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