Situations Ever Passed Through, by Diana Cherop

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Thank you, Tami Constantino of Port Orange, Florida, for supporting Lift the Lid’s latest fundraiser, The Miracle Project. Our goal is to supply 25 students from Lenana Girls High School with reusable sanitary towels or The Moon Cup®. We need to raise just $350 more, and we’ll be able to keep these girls healthy, functional, and comfortable throughout high school and university and into the workforce.

According to The Consumers Federation of Kenya, 85% of women and girls in rural Kenya do not use sanitary napkins. They resort to rags, skins, a mixture of mud and leaves for protection, or just staying home. School drop out rates spike for teenage girls in Kenya. At best, they miss a week of school each month.

We can make a difference at Lenana Girls High School. The majority of the girls at Lenana come from severely underprivileged backgrounds, where sanitary napkins are a luxury they cannot afford. While the school makes reproductive health a part of the curriculum, at this time they are unable to supply the girls with sanitary napkins each month.

Lift the Lid, through The Miracle Project, is looking into different products, both bio-degradable and reusable, in order to keep the girls at Lenana healthy and going to class. Thank you, Tami, for helping us to make a dent in this widespread problem in rural Kenya.

Read Diana’s essay about the struggles she has endured before earning her sponsorship at Lenana Girls High School:

diana cherop situations lenana june 2014
diana cherop situations lenana june 2014