"I don't want anyone else using rags for sanitary towels!" states activist entrepreneur Tamara Magamushu, —30% of South African girls don't attend school because of period poverty".
Tamara is trying to change that.
Tamara has set up her own amazing one-woman movement called AZOSULE which provides a sustainable supply of sanitary products that are being donated free to area schools in these circumstances. The heartfelt story of her campaign and how she did all these things herself is amazing and inspirational and can be found on her website.
Her motivating idea is to create an entrepreneurial enterprise to end PERIOD POVERTY, saving other disadvantaged school girls like herself from the disgrace, humiliation and crippling loss of a vitally important education.
Tamara is one of these survivors.
The majority of young women in the poorest shanty towns in the all-black districts in East Cape South Africa, like Duncan, are desperate young teenage and preteen girls pregnant and struggling, mothering babies born of the rampant rapist culture that infests these areas.
Today, Tamara is a 27 years old single mother, who still lives in the tiny one-room shack with her aged bedridden mother and her two school-aged children. She has raised her children solo despite the crippling repression, failed government policies and gangland danger, food shortages, floods and lack of medical services. Somehow amongst all the disadvantages and hardship, Tamara found the motivation to earn a scholarship, graduate from College and scrape together the means to begin a sustainable future helping others.
Right Now, Tamara needs your HELP!
On the verge of a breakthrough success with school and government contracts and real recognition, with commercial orders finally arriving, she needs our help and support, which is why her mentor has sponsored this GFM. We need to help. In the absence of conventional loans and sponsors, which are simply non-existent to poor young black females of these areas, her only hope is that those of us in the first world can be inspired by her persistence, strength and courage to pitch in. We can reward her selfless effort and courage to deliver on the orders that have finally, after all her bootstrapping, shown up in volume. Our goal is $50,000 USD which will buy her enough wholesale supplies to finally break through, win her the contracts she earned for ongoing financing, and the official government sponsorship she needs to achieve sustainability of her movement.
Its a race against time for Tamara's Movement. Donate Please!
With all other avenues exhausted, Crowd-sourcing seems like the only way to trigger the divine intervention we need at this point. We hope you will hear that call in your heart and donate joyfully! I have. I’m Jon Hegeman, her mentor here in the USA this past year. I admire her perseverance against all odds. There is nobody more deserving— the poverty in South Africa is just crushing and cruel. Please join the movement help this courageous young woman help so many others!
Please visit her website for the background in Tamar's press stories.