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GirlStuff.Period is an initiative of My Arms Wide Open developed as part of the My Business, My Community program. The business provides reusable menstrual kits to young girls who cannot afford it in Africa. When their menstrual periods arrive, girls can continue their education and stay in school and are not bullied because their period arrived unexpectedly.
We inspire and help young women in Africa.
GirlStuff.Period provides 2,500 girls, every semester, with underwear and re-usable menstrual pads, so they can stay in school, be present when opportunities are presented and become employed after completing school.
There are 8 women employed full time in the business.
With your help, 5000 girls a year will get an education.
Making period products available to those who cannot afford them helps to increase education and employment for women in South Africa. By getting the education they need, women can better understand their own health needs, how their menstrual cycle affects their health, what happens during their periods, what nutrition is best for them, and family planning
This initiative made it possible for me to fulfil my purpose of helping people. With this project we now supplying sanitary pads to girls in schools, more especially the underprivileged ones like me when I was still at school. I didn't know the signs of starting a period, now I teach other girls to be prepared. I had no clue at all of sowing let alone knitting and making clothes, I am now the best employee, I now teach most of the ladies in the community, and I can see us doing more great things in the community. I would like to thank My Arms Wide Open and GirlStuff for giving us the opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty in our community. Thank you once again for your patience and guidance in working with us.
We believe that together, we can poverty for women in Africa.
We identify young girls whose families do not have the resources to support them in their lives generally, as well as their education and health needs. Although there are many children that we bring into the causes we work in, there are many that we ourselves, don’t have the resources to support on our own.
Uneducated girls remain trapped in a downward cycle of denied rights and poverty throughout their lives. Their families are so poor that they can’t afford underwear or hygiene products. So, when the girls start to menstruate and don’t have underwear or sanitary products, they are ridiculed and bullied by the boys. This crushes their self-esteem and they end up dropping out of school permanently.
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They all deserve what you need. When you donate to GirlStuff.Period via My Arms Wide Open, you give an opportunity to a young woman, so she can work her way out of poverty. Her menstrual pads will help her finish her education, grow her business, provide for her family and her community. You make her opportunity possible.