The Girl Project
Over the years we’ve heard stories of girls who can’t afford sanitary products. We did our own research and found that girls from needy families will spend 30% of their time out of school because they don’t have access to sanitary products. Instead they will use rags, newspaper, sit in the same spot for 5 days or in the worse case scenario, sell their bodies for 50 cents to buy one sanitary pad. When your family earns $2 per day, sanitary products are a luxury for the families we work with.
Thus, we created The Girl Project to keep girls in school by giving them sanitary products as well as simple items such as soap, underwear and even toothpaste and a toothbrush. More than that though, we give them leadership development, career counselling and mentoring skills. This is done by local women leaders who inspire the girls to achieve their scholastic and employment goals at monthly meetings.
It costs $80 per girl, per year to have a student in The Girl Project. You can partner with us by sponsoring a student into one of our programs across Kenya and Uganda.