Borana Conservancy

Borana Conservancy & Days for Girls - Turning Periods to Pathways

Fundraising for Save the Rhino International
US$3,626
raised of US$5,000 target
by 43 supporters
Save the Rhino International

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We support strategic conservation efforts to ensure all five rhino species thrive.

Story

Young girls in Kenya miss an average of 5 days of school per month due to menstrual shame. This is the equivalent of missing 60 days per school year.

Borana Conservancy has teamed up with Days for Girls in December 2020 to break the silence through holistic menstrual health education and the distribution of washable and re-usable sanitary towels in Northern Kenya. 

Days for Girls is an international organisation that aims to improve the menstrual health and dignity of girls and women, and help stop menstrual shame by making washable sanitary pads and conducting menstrual health education across the world. The movement has reached more than a million girls to date.

They have an Enterprise at Chumvi Village to the South of Borana Conservancy and have recently started a campaign dubbed the "Red Line Campaign" which seeks to distribute washable pads to Borana's neighbours and educate both men and women on the need to break menstrual shame.

Our aim is to distribute Days for Girls supreme menstrual kits, via the Borana Mobile Clinic and Community Development Office,  to 1,000 female students in the Borana Education Support Programme.

The Supreme Kit is the preferred option as it lasts for more than 3 years if properly used and maintained, and only costs $10 USD per kit. 

Each $10 donation includes a kit demonstration and an Ambassador of Women Health training from Pauline, the Borana Mobile Clinic nurse. The training will teach girls about their body development, menstrual cycle, menstrual hygiene and other reproductive health issues.

By donating $10 you will be giving a Kenyan girl the freedom to attend
school every day for three years and reach her full potential.

An anonymous donor has generously agreed to match funds for this project if we raise another $2,500 USD (for a total of $4,751 raised) in 2021 and 2022.

We have already provided a Days For Girls Supreme kit to 475 girls under the Borana Education Support Programme but would like to raise funds to support a further 500 individuals to enable girls to continue their education and women to work.

Save the Rhino have generously agreed to accept donations on our behalf, 100% of all funds raised will go towards the purchase of the Days for Girls supreme kits. 

About the charity

Save the Rhino International

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RCN 1035072
We believe rhinos are magnificent. And they are endangered. To survive, they need a safe and diverse world. Yet today, they face immense threats. With your fundraising and donations, we can work alongside expert partners and move closer towards our vision: for all rhino species to thrive.

Donation summary

Total raised
US$3,625.74
+ US$466.21 Gift Aid
Online donations
US$3,625.74
Offline donations
US$0.00

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