About Help Keep These Girls In School
During July 2015, Individuals Providing a Positive Presence participated in the 1st annual trip to Kenya in partnership with the Upendo Women’s Foundation. Upendo Women’s Foundation helps girls in Africa access sustainable feminine hygiene products. Over 3 million girls in Kenya miss 6 weeks of school each year due to lack of pads. As a result of that they end up using corn husks and chicken feathers, goat hides, old rags and mattresses during their menstrual periods because they can’t afford to get pads. Some of these girls, as young as 11 years old, are trading themselves in exchange for cheap gifts like pads.Thanks to fundraising efforts, the group was able to distribute over 2,000 kits to girls at various schools.
This year, our goal is to impact 10,000 girls with the gift of dignity. The plan is to provide re-usable sanitary towels to 10,000 young school girls from poor, AIDS affected households. Due to poverty, menstruating girls lack sanitary pads and as a result do not attend school until the cycle is over. This increased absenteeism and dropout affects the performance of the girl children. By providing sanitary pads, many girls will concentrate and complete school. With increased performance, the gender gap between boys and girls enrollment and retention in school will be reduced. Your donation will provide the support for us to purchase the materials needed to create the kits for the girls.
Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way to helping us reach our goal. Help these girls stay in school by helping them access quality sustainable feminine hygiene products (pads) and awareness. We also help provide school fees funding for the orphaned girls as well.
If you choose to donate by check, please send your donation to:
Individuals Providing a Positive Presence
2028 E. Ben White Blvd Suite 240 PMB 1690
Austin, Texas 78741