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Weʼre raising £250 to Tailors for Dignity: helping a young tailoring group to make menstrual hygiene kits for girls in their community.

Stow, GALASHIELS, Scotland

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Many girls in rural Malawi miss school during their period as they do not have sanitary products. A group of young tailors have learnt how to make reusable menstrual hygiene kits for the girls in their community. Luwatala is a village in Malawi partnered with Stow-Heriot in Scottish Borders http://luwatala.link/ . A gift made here is turned into materials to make kits locally in Luwatala.

If you would like to give the donation, as a gift, on behalf of somebody in the UK: make a donation to the Tailors for Dignity Project on this site and a gift card with '4 Malawi Java print place settings' and project information will

be sent out on your behalf. As well as the small gift pack your recipient in the UK will be told that a donation has been made in their name (just email ehartswood@gmail.com with address details).

Each menstrual hygiene kit costs £5 to make and are made from locally sourced fabrics. They are reusable and should last 2 – 4 years. The tailoring group in Luwatala will make the kits, with support from Thondwe Girls Project. All donations are used to support the local tailors making kits.

We would like to thank Lauderdale Rotary Club for offering to buy a sewing machine for the young Luwatala tailors - so they can set up a small business. The tailors will earn the sewing machine by making kits for school girls (who will receive the kits for free; cost of materials donated from this JustGiving site). The foot treadle machine will help the tailors build a small enterprise and local income

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  • Luwatala Link1 month ago
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    Luwatala Link

    1 month ago

    So pleased to see the terrific support for this project. We can now ensure that the older girls at Mpata Primary will have kits The tailors will be able to set up their small, local business. Any additional funds that come into this site will go to the school. The tailors have agreed to give sewing lessons to the pupils and some resources are required to enable this. It would be great to see these skills passed on to the youngsters in the community. Still gift packs to send out in time for Christmas! Thank you to everyone for your support.

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  • Luwatala Link2 months ago
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    Luwatala Link

    2 months ago

    Our thanks to Lauderdale Rotary Club for their support.

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  • Luwatala Link2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    EDUCATION WITH DIGNITY: Linda Zakina received a kit, expressed her happiness, “I am delighted and thankful for the kit because it is re-usable, and I can use it for a long time, especially during school days. It was difficult for me to attend my classes when I come to the dates of my cycle. In most cases I absent myself from classes until my time is over then join my friends. As one of the student expecting to sit for this year’s Primary School Leaving Certificate examinations I will be free to write without any difficulties”.

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Page last updated on: 12/14/2020 16.50

Supporters

8

  • Phil Petchey

    Phil Petchey

    Dec 14, 2020

    Christmas is all about giving, this is for my wonderful Big Sister :)

    £53.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 9, 2020

    Very happy to support this valuable initiative

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 9, 2020

    Great initiative for helping girls

  • Denis Robson

    Denis Robson

    Dec 7, 2020

    Delighted follow the example of fellow Rotarians in Lauder and support the young group of tailors who will be making a difference the lives of young girls in Luwatala.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 7, 2020

    Encouraging to see practical help in action.

  • W McKay

    W McKay

    Dec 6, 2020

    £50.00

  • Jan Connell

    Jan Connell

    Dec 6, 2020

    £20.00

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