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Give a Better Life for Girls.

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Providing menstrual products and education

Good Neighbors works to help eliminate the stigma of menstruation in Uganda and to protect youth's rights to attend school.

Follow the story of Barbara, who had to give up on having classes for about 60 days every year after she started menstruating.

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"We miss too many classes. It's not fair that we don't have the same opportunities as boys."

1 OUT OF 10 GIRLS IN AFRICA CAN'T GO TO SCHOOL DURING THEIR MENSTRUAL PERIOD.

"After my first period, my friend tied her sweater around my waist to hide the blood stains on my skirt. I had to leave school earlier that day."

 

 

 

 

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"I didn't use a sanitary pad when I first got my period. I used an old piece of cloth my grandma gave me."

Barbara, 14 years old

 

My first period

Barbara's story is common in Uganda: many girls don't have access to proper menstrual products. They use dirty clothes, banana leaves, sponges... whatever they can find.

The average household income in Uganda is $10.

A pack of 7 sanitary pads costs 10% of that.

Girls end up having health issues and some even get forced into marriage because their families can't afford menstrual pads.

"We know what we're using is not hygienic but pads are too expensive for us. There's just no other option. I didn't have any alternatives either. We need to use what is available. "

Barbara's grandmother

 

The GOOD KIT

By donating $35, you are gifting a DIY kit with:

- 7 pairs of underwear;

- 3 cloths menstrual pads;

- 3 maxi absorbent pads (day);

- 1 super maxi absorbent pad (night);

- 2 shorts.

The GOOD KIT comes with a handbook with instructions and girls also receive training on how to make pads
The GOOD KIT comes with a handbook with instructions and girls also receive training on how to make pads
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Girl's Ambassador Project

Good Neighbors helps girls organize clubs to learn how to make pads and maintain personal hygiene habits. We also support a comittee about women's rights.

Better Life for Girls strives to complete the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3-6, 10 and 16.

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Give a Better Life for Girls