Menstrual Pad Awareness event at Messiah United Methodist Church

unnamed[5]Over 70 women attended our first menstrual pad awareness event held on July 15th at Messiah UMC in Plymouth.  The first part of the evening was spent hearing about the need for reusable feminine hygiene in the developing world, how the lack of resources impacts a young girls’  ability to attend school, and the development of a sewing center that constructs the pads as part of our microfinance program.   Special guests from Zimbabwe shared their stories about how universal the need is for these products. The evening ended with those in attendance cutting and sewing some of the menstrual hygiene kit components for later distribution. Donations totaled $745 to be used in supporting the sewing center.