Our discussions in the two communities of Bergnek and Cradock are getting more and more exciting each day! The women in the communities want to give access to the products for as many girls as possible and take the program to the max themselves. How?
Firstly, a really exciting part of the news is that we are going to be training two groups, one in Bergnek and one in Cradock, to manufacture the pads and underwear themselves for sale and distribution into other communities in South Africa. This is with HUGE gratitude to Lunapads who has been there each step of the way and is now helping with the start up of GirlStuff.Period social enterprise manufacturing venture by supplying patterns and sewing instructions for the women.
Secondly, the community members have agree on a name - "GirlStuff.Period". The groups have both been networking and to get the equipment they will need in place to start manufacturing in South Africa. Each community will need two sewing machines and an 'over-locker' to start the business. They have the sewing machines and need help procuring the 'over-lockers'. You can help!
These developments will not only help keep girls in school because they have the menstrual supplies they need, it will also provide much needed employment within the communities of Bergnek, Limpopo and Cradock, Eastern Cape. You can help!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela
Open your Heart - Be a Part of the Solution
This is an exciting and important project overall and we are grateful for all you have already done and for your continued support. We need you and are asking you to help out just a little more.
A CALL TO ACTION: Please help us by forwarding this message to friends, family and people you believe could help using e-mail or social media. Every message and action helps the communities we serve with your support to create the future they want for themselves and their families.
What can your support through a donation do?
As a result of the support we have received from AFRIPads, Uganda we can now do more - Here's how your donations can support girls in the communities of Bergnek, Limpopo and Cradock, Eastern Cape to be able to stay in school.
- $25 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 4 girls
- $50 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 8 girls
- $100 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 16 girls
- $150 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 24 girls
- $200 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 32 girls
- $250 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 40 girls
- $500 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 80 girls
- $1,250 Provides washable, reusable menstrual products for 200 girls
Support members of the rural communities in South Africa to participate and BE the Change!