Dr. Stella Nyanzi's #PadsForUganda

$4,995 of $10k goal

Raised by 138 people in 1 month
Victor Nsereko  JOHNSTON, IA
This fund was initiated by Dr. Stella Nyanzi during a facebook discussion on 05 February 2017.

Stella is a medical anthropologist, and social activist with a Ph.D. from the University of London based on ethnographic fieldwork of youth sexualities, sexual and reproductive health in The Gambia.
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Update 9
Posted by Victor Nsereko
15 days ago
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Friends, I expect that you have all heard about Dr Nyanzi's arrest and her arraignment in court yesterday. Just wanted to let you know that we have a talented and robust team on the ground working hard for her release. Our campaign to raise funds for pads continues. Thank you for your continued support.
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Update 8
Posted by Victor Nsereko
20 days ago
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Friends, the finance team would like to update you on the next step in the handling your donations. GoFundMe has been keen on getting us to make withdrawals and we have decided to proceed with this step by setting up the process within their app. Part of their requirement is that the recipient has a US social security number and address. Being a member of the finance team that meets both of these requirements, I (Victor Nsereko) have been asked to fulfill this role. Part of my donation will be to absorb any commissions/tax ramifications associated with these gifts. I will update you when I make a transfer of funds to Dr. Nyanzi. Kind regards and thank you.
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Update 7
Posted by Victor Nsereko
1 month ago
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Hon. MP Betty Nambooze Bakileke is the only legislator in Uganda, today, with a heart that beats for our country's under-privileged school girls. Today, she invited over one thousand students from primary and secondary schools in her constituency of Mukono to gather together at Seeta playground. She also invited the field team at #Pads4GirlsUg to distribute menstrual hygiene and health materials to these girls. Wow! What a day of service!

After introducing the Member of Parliament to our red aprons which symbolise our mission of serving poor girls in Uganda with sanitary pads, Hon. Betty Nambooze got an apron and put it on. She gave aprons to public officials in Mukono to wear and distribute materials along with our team. Then she counselled the gathered students about the normalcy of menstruation and the importance of avoiding pre-marital school while still in school. I rarely kneel down sincerely, but for the first time in many years, I knelt down in recognition and with appreciation of a rare but true woman leader! Hon. Betty Nambooze Bakileke oyeeeee!

We distributed re-useable sanitary pads, disposable sanitary pads, a piece of soap, menstrual education books and pens to 1,242 school girls and their female teachers. We also distributed disposable sanitary pads to 8 councillors and 78 out-of-school young mothers who came to the grounds. Many teachers invited us to go to their schools in future to teach about menstrual hygiene, as well as distribute sanitary pads to their students.

We, concerned citizens are showing President Museveni and his wife (who is also the Minister of Education) that all it takes to provide basic needs of sanitary pads to poor school girls in Uganda is the will, a bit of thinking, partnerships and lobbying those who have to give those without. Shame on our heatless national leaders for failing to prioritise gender generational needs for the under privileged in Uganda. Shame to the presidential couple for promising to give free sanitary pads to poor students - when they wanted votes - and then telling our parliamentarians that Uganda lacks money for these pads. Thanks to each person who has contributed money, sanitary pads, labour and advice to #Pads4GirlsUg. Please keep giving so that we can take pads all over Uganda. Kama mbaya, mbaya!
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Stella Nyanzi
1 month ago
6
6

Mobile-money contributions can be sent to phone number 0771824117 that is registered in the names of Stella Nyanzi.

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Angwella John Nyabinghi
1 month ago
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A lack of sanitary pads has catastrophic implications for many girls and women. It often denies them their right to dignity; we continue to read horror stories about how young girls use leaves and unhygienic methods to control the blood flow during menstruation. A vast number of rural girls who come from poor backgrounds and communities use mattress stuffing, newspapers and cloths when menstruating due to the fact that they can not afford disposable sanitary pads from the stores”. It is no secret that many young girls stay away from school during the menstruation period, scared and embarrassed.Children, more specifically the girl child, remain some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and we have a moral responsibility to protect especially them. It is a long time coming, but better late than never. It is also refreshing to hear motions that directly affect the poor, and which seek to improve their lives directly. We can only hope for a favourable outcome.Providing free feminine hygiene products should be part of Janet Museveni work

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Mwesigwa Julius
1 month ago
2
2

We shall make these ruthless goons a shamed

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Ronald Kimbowa
1 month ago
1
1

30'000 for pads

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ELizabeth Asiimwe
1 month ago
1
1

Great move! How do I contribute ? Any m-money registered number? or someone picking up physical cash? I work at Makerere

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Liz Granger
12 days ago

Thank you for this work. What kind of pads will be donated?

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Kampindi Felix
14 days ago

Good project Dr. we shall support you

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Ashley Brooke
19 days ago

Is it too late to donate to this? Some friends and I just tried, and can't get through?

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Nedra Arlene
1 month ago

Is anyone looking into 'Diva Cups'?

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Wako Joel
1 month ago

Thanks for the number Stella. Will be contributing later in the afternoon. Let the girls stay in school.

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Juliet Aguti
1 month ago

Thank you Dr Stella may God above bless you for this noble cause sending my little contribution shortly on mobile money. Lots of admiration and love...when I grow up I want to be like you.....

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Empra Kenny Jr Onyinge
1 month ago

This is a good move , I have sent a little I get out of my daily hustles, thanks Stella Nyanzi for this great Initiative. God Bless You

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Sharif Sanchez Gagamale
1 month ago

Dr Stella I have loved u more than any because with me am tired people's words now I need people with action tukoye okuwogana okwogera but dot you bring for us airtel number also not everyone using mtn I wanna direct transaction and where I am it's the is easiest

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Nunia Yi
1 month ago

There is also a conflict between clean pad for cheap and clean environment for years to come, no?

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Nunia Yi
1 month ago

I am glad that she continued her good work after such distraught with school administration! http://allafrica.com/stories/201604221288.html

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Namwanje Lazia Mariam
1 month ago

Your the woman of the year we love u Dr StellaNyanzi thanks for everything your doing and we're with u on this go go go God is with us all.

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Muhindo David
1 month ago

I support Nyanzi...if those concerned feel that she is wrong let them prove through the judiciary...on sanitary pads all those who can support please do to help poor Ugandan daughters who surely miss going to school during that period.

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Muwanguzi David
1 month ago

How do I send my contribution?

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$4,995 of $10k goal

Raised by 138 people in 1 month
Created March 5, 2017
Victor Nsereko  
NB
$30
Nadia El Borai
3 hours ago
$50
Nate Freeman
6 hours ago
$40
Anonymous
13 hours ago
AB
$20
Abdoulaye Bah
1 day ago

La scolarité et la vie d'une fille ne devraient pas être gâchées par manque de serviettes hygiéniques.

$25
Maria Sjodin
1 day ago
PB
$30
PATIENCE BARUNGI
1 day ago

DR. STELLA NYAZI, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING. MAY GOD BLESS YOU, AS YOU CONTINUE THIS JOURNEY OF HELPING THOSE WHO ARE IN NEED, ESPECIALLY OUR GIRLS.

$50
Anonymous
2 days ago
$17
Anonymous
2 days ago
CW
$25
Clare Woodford
2 days ago
KS
$50
Kit Sadgrove
2 days ago
Stella Nyanzi
1 month ago
6
6

Mobile-money contributions can be sent to phone number 0771824117 that is registered in the names of Stella Nyanzi.

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Angwella John Nyabinghi
1 month ago
3
3

A lack of sanitary pads has catastrophic implications for many girls and women. It often denies them their right to dignity; we continue to read horror stories about how young girls use leaves and unhygienic methods to control the blood flow during menstruation. A vast number of rural girls who come from poor backgrounds and communities use mattress stuffing, newspapers and cloths when menstruating due to the fact that they can not afford disposable sanitary pads from the stores”. It is no secret that many young girls stay away from school during the menstruation period, scared and embarrassed.Children, more specifically the girl child, remain some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and we have a moral responsibility to protect especially them. It is a long time coming, but better late than never. It is also refreshing to hear motions that directly affect the poor, and which seek to improve their lives directly. We can only hope for a favourable outcome.Providing free feminine hygiene products should be part of Janet Museveni work

+ Read More
Mwesigwa Julius
1 month ago
2
2

We shall make these ruthless goons a shamed

+ Read More
Ronald Kimbowa
1 month ago
1
1

30'000 for pads

+ Read More
ELizabeth Asiimwe
1 month ago
1
1

Great move! How do I contribute ? Any m-money registered number? or someone picking up physical cash? I work at Makerere

+ Read More
Liz Granger
12 days ago

Thank you for this work. What kind of pads will be donated?

+ Read More
Kampindi Felix
14 days ago

Good project Dr. we shall support you

+ Read More
Ashley Brooke
19 days ago

Is it too late to donate to this? Some friends and I just tried, and can't get through?

+ Read More
Nedra Arlene
1 month ago

Is anyone looking into 'Diva Cups'?

+ Read More
Wako Joel
1 month ago

Thanks for the number Stella. Will be contributing later in the afternoon. Let the girls stay in school.

+ Read More
Juliet Aguti
1 month ago

Thank you Dr Stella may God above bless you for this noble cause sending my little contribution shortly on mobile money. Lots of admiration and love...when I grow up I want to be like you.....

+ Read More
Empra Kenny Jr Onyinge
1 month ago

This is a good move , I have sent a little I get out of my daily hustles, thanks Stella Nyanzi for this great Initiative. God Bless You

+ Read More
Sharif Sanchez Gagamale
1 month ago

Dr Stella I have loved u more than any because with me am tired people's words now I need people with action tukoye okuwogana okwogera but dot you bring for us airtel number also not everyone using mtn I wanna direct transaction and where I am it's the is easiest

+ Read More
Nunia Yi
1 month ago

There is also a conflict between clean pad for cheap and clean environment for years to come, no?

+ Read More
Nunia Yi
1 month ago

I am glad that she continued her good work after such distraught with school administration! http://allafrica.com/stories/201604221288.html

+ Read More
Namwanje Lazia Mariam
1 month ago

Your the woman of the year we love u Dr StellaNyanzi thanks for everything your doing and we're with u on this go go go God is with us all.

+ Read More
Muhindo David
1 month ago

I support Nyanzi...if those concerned feel that she is wrong let them prove through the judiciary...on sanitary pads all those who can support please do to help poor Ugandan daughters who surely miss going to school during that period.

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Muwanguzi David
1 month ago

How do I send my contribution?

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