In Kenya, families survive on $2 a day. Just imagine most Kenyan girls and women have no access to sanitary supplies, forcing them to leave school during their periods missing up to 20% of school days each year! These lost days put the girls behind in school, discouraged and often they drop out.
Kenyan Health Care Initiative was founded by two health care providers in Orange, Connecticut. Their mission is to help to empower 11 small Ngwesi communities build clinics, access clean water, supplies for schools and hygiene education. They personally deliver sustainable feminine hygiene kits, raise awareness and are helping to create a micro-business in Ngwesi so that women can make these kits for sale in their own communities.
How can we help?
Spread the word!
Tell your friends and daughters about the need of Kenyan girls. These kits have been designed by Days for Girls, an international project to provide these kits to girls and women all over the world. Every detail in the design is made to meet the needs of these girls considering their lack of access to washing, social taboos, love of colors and reusable – they last 3 yrs!
Donate to the Kenyan Health Care Initiatives. All contributions are tax deductible. Donate to Kenyan Health Care Initiatives through Pay Pal on their website, and learn more about their organization.
Sewers Needed! Sew-a-Thon February 7th
The local Maasai women are using foot powered sewing machines making Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits. The remote village of Chumvi has no electricity. Thus all work is manual. This sewing center will become a hub for distribution of kits. Women will earn a living wage.