Friday, April 15, 2011

Project Thrive: Days for Girls

I want to introduce you to a charity that is helping give girls and women a chance in impoverished communities. Project Thrive's Days for Girls makes it possible for girls and women to:
                                                              - go to school
                                                              - continue work to earn an income
                                                              - have safe feminine hygiene

In impoverished communities where females have no access to feminine hygiene products they are forced to go without which means they can't attend school or work. It also leads to the use of unsafe and unsanitary items in an effort to manage, which of course leads to infections. Days for Girls provides kits containing reusable sanitary pads and a number of other hygiene items necessary for safely managing menstruation. It is something so basic that we take it for granted here in the U.S.

 Here is an example I made of the panty shield and pad holder that the girls can use. Pieces of flannel are then folded and used as the pads.
 Inside the panty shield is a layer of PUL which is waterproof.

Even if you don't sew you can still help with this charity. They need other items that go in the kits such as underwear, soap, washcloths, etc. For more information visit the links.

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