Personal Hygiene Project

 

personalhygiene.jpgFor most women and girls, it would be unimaginable to have to cope without sanitary protection. However, for lots of women and girls in Kenya, this is exactly the situation they face every month, due to poverty. Girls in this situation will often have to miss three or four days schooling per month. The effect of this on a girl's dignity cannot be measured.

It costs as little as £20.00 per year to supply one girl or widow with sanitary towels. This is how one fourteen year old has been impacted by this project:

...from the bottom of my heart I would like to take this opportunity to thank you abundantly for the sanitary towels which you give us girls, we feel good with the ALWAYS, in school we are safe. This is a great help, it shows a lot of love for us and care.

and a note from a widow:

Thank you a lot for helping the girls and we the widows. We are very happy because we get things we did not get in the past. Every month we are safe and we can do our daily work, so we are so thankful to you.

 

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In 2011 the project was extended to provide soap to one orphanage. This, along with a couple of wash stands, mean that the children have the facility to be able to wash their hands after the toilet and before meals, thus reducing the instances of diarrhoea and sickness.

These are very simple measures which are so often taken for granted, but just for one moment try to imagine what it would be like if these simple but essential things were beyond  reach.

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