Weʼve raised £1,520 to give the poorest parts of Zambia sewing machines to make feminine hygiene provisions, to prevent girls missing a week of school each month.
- Haslemere, Hindhead, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 24th January 2017
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All over Africa, high school girls are staying at home for a week during their period every month due to a lack of feminine hygiene provisions.
Girls are falling behind boys in their education due to their regular absence and ultimately many drop out of school altogether.
Local women are making basic reusable pads, but not enough, and the girls need a discreet way to carry them to school.
A simple solution to this is to provide a small shoulder bag for each girl.
I have set myself a target of making 150 bags by May 2017 when I will be going out to Zambia with my bags and delivering them to the girls at Lusaka Secondary School.
- Each girl will need two bags as their mothers or carers tend to take them for their own use.
- This will help with their self confidence and mean they can complete their education.
In addition to making bags, I am looking to raise funds to provide the community with more sewing machines, so the women there can continue to make feminine hygiene pads as this is obviously an ongoing situation.
So far I have made 67 bags and they take me just under 2 hours to make. A bag costs approximately £8 in fabric to make.
Please can you help me with this hugely worthwhile cause?
- 1 year ago
Jo Hughes-Chamberlain1 year ago
Thank you so so much to all of you for your amazing support, you have now raised £1,520, WOW! This is amazing. I am so excited as this will buy at least three of the very best quality machines that they so desperately need. I have made 80 bags now and am enjoying every bit of it. Thank you again and tell all your friends so we can double it!! Jo Jo
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Dec 8, 2016
Dec 7, 2016
Nice one Jojo, sorry I'm so late to the party! This looks so very worthwhile and sooooo you.Lots of love from TrumplandHarry xox
Dec 6, 2016
Well done Jo!
Nov 25, 2016
Nov 24, 2016
What you are doing is so inspiring, thank you!
Nov 15, 2016
Good luck Jo!
Nov 11, 2016
Great cause Jo.
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