Each of the My Arms Wide Open and Bergnek Community Projects initiatives revolves around a common theme; changing circumstances for women and children. It’s about enabling women and children to change the circumstances they were born into. Their circumstances don’t define them, that’s just what they were born into and these women are already proving … Continue reading Do my circumstances define who I am?
We’ve heard it all. When first started working in rural South African communities we noticed that many girls quit school after grade 7 or 8, and so we started to investigate why that was happening. Was it cultural? Where the girls being asked to quit school to do things at home? We interviewed girls and … Continue reading The main reason girls quit school in Africa…
How different would your life be if you had to go without menstrual products? Interesting question, right? If you didn’t have menstrual products available to you, you wouldn’t be able to work a full month each month and you’d earn less. There is already a gap between what men are paid and what women are … Continue reading What would you do without menstrual products?
It starts with a simple thing that most of the girls in the developed world take for granted. It’s the simplicity of having a menstrual pad available when your period arrives. In the developed world, women and girls don’t have to give a second thought as to whether they will have menstrual supplies available and … Continue reading It all starts with the pads to help girls in Africa!
Picture yourself living in a rural community that is 30 miles from the nearest healthcare facility. On top of this you don’t even have access to a car to get your children or yourself to health services when you need them. Your community barely has enough water for people to survive and there are no … Continue reading A Health Clinic in Bergnek