It’s not unusual for a girl in Uganda to miss school during her period because she lacks sanitary products. This can equal as much as 20% of the school year. Some girls drop out of school completely when they start menstruating. You can help change this.
Volunteer to help make reusable menstrual pads so that girls are always supplied with sanitary products. Working in conjunction with CBE’s African partners, these pads will be given to girls in need at a school in Kampala and Jinja, and distributed to women in the community.
In addition to distributing the completed menstrual pad kits, a small team is traveling to Uganda in early September to train 4 local leaders in Kampala to make more kits for their community.
Equipping women and girls with sanitary products, restores their dignity and removes obstacles to education and empowerment.
Join us for a sewing bee to help make the pads. Can’t sew? No problem. There’s plenty of work to do that does not include sewing so show up and give us a hand. If you have a machine and can bring, that’s great too.
You can also make a monetary donation to help us purchase materials, empowerment kits, and 2 sewing machines for the women we will train in Uganda.
CBE’s ministry partners in Uganda are breaking down barriers that keep girls from learning and achieving their dreams. Won’t you join us in helping them?