Days for Girls in Kenya

Secondary Girls Selecting DfG Kits, 9-24-15

Although we are operating in Haiti, we recognize that reusable menstrual pads are needed in other parts of the developing world. Evie Severyn, one of our supporters, makes frequent trips to Kenya and was asked on her last trip if she knew of a resource for obtaining menstrual hygiene products as school attendance of girls decreased once they started menstruating. During her recent trip in September she kept her promise to help. 120 kits, constructed at Messiah UMC,  were distributed to girls in 8-10th grade at Nyariginu Primary School, near Nanyuki, Kenya . Two women from a DFG training/sewing center 3 hours away (Chumvi)  met her at the school and spent time teaching the girls how to use the kits and properly care for them so that they would last the intended 3 years.  At the end of the presentation, one of the teachers emphasized that she would be checking attendance records monthly and expected to see a decrease in absences for each of the girls.

Secondary Girls with DfG Kits, 9-24-15

Kits loaded into tuk-tuk ready for transport to the school
Kits loaded into tuk-tuk ready for transport to the school