I spoke this week at a Relief Society event about Africa and life in a typical village. The women in the group had spent a month making hygiene kits to send to an organization called “Days for Girls.” You can learn about this organization here: http://www.daysforgirls.org/.
I learned that women in impoverished communities worldwide miss up to 3 months of school every year because they must stay home during their menstrual cycles. This organization empowers girls to stay in school, to be healthy and maintain their dignity. So far more than 60,000 girls in 31 nations on 5 continents have been provided with sanitation kits. Each kit contains supplies that can be laundered and reused for up to 3 years in harsh conditions. You can see the contents of these kits and learn how to make them on the Days for Girls website.
I was amazed and thrilled at the good being done and just wanted to pass the information along to any of you who might be looking for a very worthwhile project.
Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.