The excerpt below is reposted via Eliminate Poverty Now. Read their full update here: http://judyandjohn-africa-2010.blogspot.ca/2013/06/amazing-news-lunapads-donates-2000-kits.html
Lunapads is donating 2,000 kits of washable sanitary pads to 2,000 girls in the Kibera slum! These girls are all enrolled in programs covering sex education and gender empowerment in addition to their regular school work. The generosity of Lunapads even extends to covering the shipping costs for the pads, which are being made from environmentally friendly fabrics.
This means that 2,000 girls will be able to stay in school, something that will give them so many more opportunities for the future. A donation of this magnitude changes many lives–not just those of the girls receiving the kits, but also the lives of their family members.
If you’re not already familiar with Lunapads, check out what they are all about here. You will see how EPN has been inspired by them with our Pads for Peace project. The founder of Lunapads, Madeleine Shaw, has been extremely supportive and generous, acting as a mentor to Judy and sharing her intellectual property as EPN worked on Pad for Peace.
We cannot thank Madeleine and her team enough for their amazing support.
Distribution of the kits will take place through AFRIPads in July, when John and Judy are visiting Kenya. We will have more news and pictures to share at that time.
We hope you will consider joining Madeleine and Lunapads in helping us change lives for these girls. A gift as small as $10 can make a difference.
|About Eliminate Poverty NowMuch has been written about aid to Africa being counterproductive, especially when large sums are given at the national level. Aid, the argument goes, kills initiative and promotes dependence and corruption.
Eliminate Poverty Now is not in the aid business. We focus on investment. We believe in helping people help themselves to improve their lives through their own initiative and hard work. All of our investments are made at the local level and with partners who take direct responsibility for successful project implementation.http://www.eliminatepovertynow.org/