Give a Girl Education for $5

From July 2017, I have been presenting wildlife shows in Africa. This has exposed me to the lives of local communities and has given me the opportunity to share some of the stories that touched me most.

I am currently in close contact with a small high school in an African village, which is home to amazing, kind hearted and hardworking young ladies aged 13-17. They are going through an extremely difficult stage in their lives because they are all getting their periods, but have no access to sanitary pads and sometimes, not even enough money to buy underwear (in which case their education has to stop because in Shona culture a man must never know or see that a woman menstruates!!)

This is very sad and frustrating for girls who hope to change the country’s 95% unemployment rate and find jobs in the future, but sometimes can’t even finish their education because of a natural event. This touched me a lot, not only as someone who enjoyed school, but also as a woman. How INSANE is it that something that will bring men the big families they so desire is also seen as shameful, taboo and disgusting?!

I have found a local village that makes these sanitary packs with underwear , reusable and washable pads and special soaps and towels to clean them every month.

They are $5 each and I have already bought a few for some of the girls I met. This has made the women who spent hours making these packs by hand EXTREMELY happy and has changed lives for 2 girls at the local school.

Think about it: $5 can buy a girl’s EDUCATION.

That’s a HUGE deal and it’s only the price of a drink in the western world. I am now collecting donations to buy as many of these packs as I can and make sure that by the time I leave in May, these girls will no longer be ashamed of being women and will instead continue their educations in hopes of finding jobs and changing the country’s future.
Anything is greatly appreciated and I will keep everyone updated with photos, videos and general progress on this little venture that will hopefully make a difference!

Quick Facts:
Every sanitary pack is handmade by the women in the local village and will last a girl 6-10 months. 

One sanitary pack costs $5.

I am here until end of May, and until then, I am hoping to buy AT LEAST 200 girls the sanitary items they need in order to continue their education.

If more funds are raised, I will be buying these packs for more girls.

If we manage to buy every girl in this high-school 1 sanitary pack (which will send me into an ecstatic victory dance), I will use the extra money to buy more sanitary packs for the girls who need it most. 

In any case, ALL FUNDS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS PAGE WILL GO TOWARDS BUYING MUCH NEEDED SANITARY PACKS FOR THE GIRLS. 

Thank you in advance for your support <3

Organizer

Kristina Guberman 
Organizer
Pothecary Witham Weld Solicitors, Greater London, United Kingdom

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