Here’s the deal…in many countries girls are not as blessed like we are during their period.
Blessed. Not many of us think of that “monthly” time as being blessed.
Imagine though not having the items you use during that time. Imagine missing out of school a week each month. Imagine using what you have available—leading to infection at times. Imagine.
Their monthly supplies are not available or not affordable if they were available or way too far away to even get to for purchase. (how is that for something unusual to be thankful for? seriously? can you imagine?)
Because of this girls miss out on a week of school each month—which also can lead to them being behind. This also leads to a host of other things such as infections and worse.
Project HOPEFUL Awassa teams have been privileged to be able to take pad kits each trip and give them to the women in our programs. We still have a long way to go though to making sure they all have one.
Becca U shares her thoughts on being able to participate in giving these out on a trip:
When the team delivered reusable pad kits to the women in and around Awassa, I knew they were needed and I assumed they would be appreciated. I did not anticipate the deep level of joy that was expressed through streams of tears, beautiful smiles, and huge hugs. Giving a pad kit is giving a gift of dignity.
We are so glad that CEN-TEX Roller Girls is choosing to #behope into the lives of women and girls in Ethiopia by raising funds to purchase reusable pads. These pads will then be put into a drawstring bag with underwear and soap and given to […]