managed by G. Ndungu (Communication)
The main purpose of this project is to help provide teenage girls and young women in Africa with sanitary towel.
As you probably know, in Africa young girls will often share their sanitary towels (usually scrap cloth) with their mothers or other women in the household. Of course they are washed thoroughly between uses, but venereal diseases can be transmitted through sharing in spite of that.
Also, the study shows that most of these underprivileged girls miss school for at least four days each month over menstruation. These issues are not talked about in Africa, due to embarrassment, lack of understanding and the low priority of such problems in the face of starvation, violence, death, illiteracy and the many struggles of daily life.
You can prevent this by sending money to purchase these vital items locally!!!
Sanitary towel and underwear cost $1 USD and can be used in a clean healthy way for one month.
For a mere $12 USD you can sponsor a girl for a year and ensure that she has always has her own sanitary towels and underwear.
For $120 you can sponsor 10 girls or one girl for 10 years! Each girl that is sponsored learns of the importance of using their own towel via monthly health education sessions and goes on to teach their children who will teach their children.