I (Tiffany) first learned about Dignity4Girls a few years ago. A volunteer from the organization came and spoke to our women’s group at church. From the D4G website, “In impoverished communities worldwide women and girls are using leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks … anything they can find and use to keep from missing school or work while menstruating. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for money to buy supplies. And when there is nothing to use, they remain home, sitting on a rag for the duration of their period.
D4G helps girls gain access to quality reusable feminine pads by direct distribution of hygiene kits. Personal hygiene kits allow girls and women to attend school and work when they are menstruating and can last for up to 3 years. Disposable hygiene items are expensive, difficult to distribute in rural areas, and add to waste management and sanitation problems.”
So, I was delighted when, a few months ago, a young woman from Kenya applied for a grant. She asked for funds to purchase supplies to make these kits. We decided to go a step further and we purchased her a sewing machine so she could grow her efforts.
She sent us these pictures today. Beyond grateful for this partnership.