Joanna Brown

Every Girl- Reproductive health and sanitary pad training project in Uganda

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We provide the basic essentials of life to the vulnerable and needy of Uganda.


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Every Girl, believes that no girl or woman should be without vital hygiene supplies and that both men and women should be empowered with knowledge about their's and their family's reproductive health. 

We've been running since 2019, running 6 sessions weekly with groups of 10-35, and so far, the team have been able to train over 1000 men, women, nurses, teachers, community leaders, students and many more in reproductive health and sanitary pad making. 

If you'd like to be an honouree part of our team, we'd love to offer you the opportunity to partner with us as you buy your gifts: 

-      £15 would cover the cost of running two training sessions for 10 community members, giving accurate information about menstrual health in a fun and accessible way, and running a training session on how to make their own sanitary pads out of items commonly available.

-      £7 pays for one session of our 9 week training course which we run for groups of mainly men, about reproductive health and how to plan for and support their families.

-      £10.50 pays our tailor for one days work as she sews our period underwear which we are pioneering in Mbale (As far as I’m aware these are not available in Uganda. We are in the testing phase and hope to start selling them to members in our community at a very reduced price shortly).

-      £37 would cover the cost of our 6 trainings a week. 

If you would like to get involved, no amount is too little and is super easy to do:

1. Donate via this page.

2. Message me ( and let me know which of the three options you would like to support. I have an e card for each one and I can send this to you to give to your friends or family members with information about the donation which was made in their honour.

3. Let me know if you'd like to join our quarterly Mailchimp updates so you can hear more about our work here in Mbale. 

4. Share this page with anyone you think might be interested. The further we can spread the message, the better.

Thank you so much for partnering with us, whether that is through encouragements, advice, prayer or financial support. We are so grateful!! Please know it has a very real and tangible impact on our communities here in Mbale.

Here's the vision: 

We at Every Girl believe that no girl or woman should be without access to safe sanitary wear. Unfortunately many of those we work with at JENGA in Mbale, Uganda, are having to make use of unsafe alternatives, increasing their risk of infections and impacting school attendance. We are so grateful to everyone who has previously donated to this project. We have been able to give out 577 packs of sanitary wear which were so gratefully received. This has all been possible because of your generosity and support, so thank you! 

However, there are many girls we have not been able to reach, and so in an attempt to reach Every Girl, as the name of the project suggests, and to provide a more sustainable option, we changed the direction of the project, sending a team to run training sessions 6 times a week in our communities in menstrual and reproductive health and pad making. It has been so encouraging to hear all the exciting stories that the team share, and all the ways the training has been positively impacting our friends lives here in Mbale. We are also pioneering period underwear, because these are currently not available in Uganda (as far as we are aware) and we think they are a brilliant option for women and girls. 

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Thank you! 

JENGA’s name means “to build” in Swahili, and that's exactly what we do. JENGA works with the most vulnerable people of Uganda, regardless of their faith, ethnicity or gender, to build relationships and community. Our heart has always been to serve the poorest of the poor by helping them to identify, and equipping them to meet, their own needs. Through a network of diverse, sustainable community development projects JENGA is working towards real lasting change. Alongside of our Ugandan friends, we’re building lasting bridges out of poverty.

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RCN 1117877
JENGA is a Christian charity based in Uganda. We provide the basic essentials of life to the vulnerable and needy. Through diverse and sustainable development projects, we are equipping Ugandans to meet their own needs and to forever change their communities.

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