Sunday, 10 December 2017

Giving Girls Dignity Part 2
These amazing ladies have been meeting weekly to make over 200 feminine hygiene kits, which will be taken to Kahama in the January 2018 Volunteer Trip. 

In a previous blog  I outlined the problems faced by thousands upon thousands of women around the world who are missing out on education and days at work because of the lack of feminine hygiene products. The girls and women are often isolated, sitting on cardboard until their period passes. This means that girls can miss up to three months of school a year. 

In 2016 we started to make sustainable, cloth feminine hygiene kits. We use bright colours to camouflage staining, and have a removable absorbent liner, which looks like a wash cloth so can be laid out on the grass to dry without causing embarrassment. (Following the Days for Girls pattern and guidelines.)   

Each drawstring bag contains sustainable sanitary napkins, underwear, wash cloths and soap. Many girls and women cannot afford to buy underwear.
Thank you to the Summerland Secondary School for providing the space and sewing machines for another group of volunteers.

Mama Nakri with some of the kits that were delivered to the Muvuma Orphanage on our 2017 volunteer trip.

Three of our 2016 volunteers, Margaret, Gloria and Jeannie, nurses from Redwater, Alberta, recently dropped-off 50 kits that they had put together!
Contact us if you are able to sew kits or you can donate on line or at the Summerland Credit Union or mail to The One Person Project 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, V0H 1Z5 

Contact us if you wish to sponsor the orphanage and see your dollars at work! 

Asante Sana!
Thank you!

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