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    Weʼve raised £2,096 to buy menstrual cups to give a sustainable solution to 200 girls in Kenya who miss school because they can't afford sanitary products

    Funded on Sunday, 17th June 2018

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    Project Period is a campaign started by Nina Cassells. A 17 year old who visited Kibera and wanted to do something to prevent girls from missing school because of their period. Up until now this problem has been dealt with by giving the girls sanitary towels, an unsustainable solution. Now she is working with a group of young girls whose aim is to provide girls in Kibera, Kenya with menstrual cups to help them complete their education.

    On average, girls who can’t afford sanitary products will miss two months of school, and those who can have to constantly rely on external organisations which hinder their independence as young women. Our aim is to give these girls a sustainable solution to help them take control over their bodies and their futures.

    Education is key for young adults living in slums, such as Kibera, to improve and grow their lives. For girls, attending school is made harder by the fact they don’t have the tools to handle their menstruation so are forced to stay at home. Over this time they are missing crucial hours of school which could impact their future.

    The menstrual cup last up to 5 years, providing it is cared for correctly. This gives girls the responsibility every woman should have over their own body. It also means they don’t have to worry about their next period, and can instead concentrate on their education.

    Any donation, whether big or small will be immensely helpful for this project. We, a small group of girls who are creating Project Period, are lucky enough to live in a world where we can easily buy sanitary products whenever we need them. Our periods do not result in us missing weeks or months of school. But these products are necessities- not luxuries. Every woman- no matter what part of the world she's in, should have total access to sanitary products because it is what her body demands once a month. That's the reality of it. So the money we raise for the menstrual cups for these young girls in Kenya will ensure they, like us, can get the proper education that they have a right to.

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      Supporters

      87

      • Wendy Meteyard

        Wendy Meteyard

        May 28, 2018

        Well done guys - such a basic need - thank you for highlighting xxx

        £10.00

      • Sula Maynard

        Sula Maynard

        Apr 28, 2018

        Go on girlss I'm so proud of you!xx

        £20.00

      • Simon Stephens

        Simon Stephens

        Apr 16, 2018

        Such brilliant work - really proud of all of you!

        £30.00

      • Maria Taylor

        Maria Taylor

        Apr 16, 2018

        Well done - amazing effort

        £20.00

      • Grace Richardson

        Grace Richardson

        Apr 14, 2018

        Such an incredible cause. Lots of love xxx

        £10.00

      • Daisy Turner Poulton

        Daisy Turner Poulton

        Apr 14, 2018

        £5.00

      • Eric Agyin

        Eric Agyin

        Apr 14, 2018

        Goodluck yall..and have a wonderful experience in kenya #inspired

        £70.00

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