Help Me Bring Menstrual Health & Hygiene to Tanzanian Girls: Summer 2019

By Mimi Muir

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Did You Know?

Girls in developing countries may miss up to 4 days of school each month because of menstruation. Health and hygiene education is frequently absent, allowing gender-based taboos and violence to thrive and fostering mis-information.

What Does This Mean?

Girls drop out of school (or fall behind) and women - who also lack access to affordable, safe, affordable hygiene products - miss work and other opportunities.

We Can Change This!

I am proud to be one of the Founding Ambassadors for UhuruPads - an eco-friendly, 100% compostable and biodegradable sanitary pad. UhuruPads ("Uhuru" is the Swahili word for "Freedom") bring understanding, health, and hygiene to Tanzanian girls in need.

An an initiative of the US non-profit Foot Forward Fund and other funders, UhuruPads are made in a small facility by local women (resulting in a critical product and desperately needed jobs). UhuruPads are the nation's only 100% biodegradable sanitary pad and, through generous donors, pads, undergarments, and basic health and hygiene education are provided to school-aged girls. Provide with compassion and dignity, UhuruPads affirm the potential and worth of the girls who receive them.

Support Our Team - and 1000's of Tanzanian Girls!

UhuruPad Field Ambassadors (ages high school through adult) are selected to travel to Tanzania, with each team member setting a goal to bring menstrual health and hygiene to at least 300 girls for an entire year. It costs approximately $12 to provide one girl with self-confidence building health and hygiene information, undergarments, and a year's worth of UhuruPads. After undergoing training to allow them to present our educational platform, Field Champions travel to Tanzania as part of a team, delivering UhuruPads and changing girls' lives forever through education and affirmation.

Each dollar you provide through this site is tax-deductible (you'll automatically receive your tax receipt - hooray!). By the way - please know that I will be doing my best to contribute as much as I personally can, too! Together, with other volunteers, I hope we can serve 6000 girls in need!

Questions About Our Champions Program (interested in participating yourself or have ideas to share)? Visit www.UhuruPads.org or contact Laura Chauvin via email to: [email protected]

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