Imagine if the day a beautiful baby girl was born, her potential had an expiration date. She was free to learn and grow and go to school until… the day she got her period.
Yes, you read that right. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Why should your daughter, niece, sister, or cousin miss a whole week of school every month, fall behind her male peers, and eventually miss out on her dream job?
Is that the life you pictured for her? I bet that’s not what she pictured for herself either.
It may seem strange to us, but it’s a very real dilemma for young girls in Kenya who can’t easily access sanitary napkins or other supplies to get them through that time of the month.
But here’s the good news: you have the power to solve this problem right now.
For just $45, you can keep a young Kenyan girl in school for the entire school year. And change her life (and perhaps the future of her entire nation) forever.
But you’ll have to hurry. If she has to miss any more classes, she may never go back.
Young girls in Kenya are dropping out of school like flies. If they’re lucky, they get a taste of education when they’re younger, but as soon as they hit puberty everything changes. They are forced to skip school during their periods because many can’t get ahold of sanitary napkins. And since periods are a taboo topic in Africa, even if the girls wanted to ask someone for help, they would probably feel too embarrassed or ashamed to reach out.
So, a girl does the only thing she can do: quit. She lets go of her dreams of becoming a doctor or a lawyer because of something natural and God-given. It isn’t right, and you can fix it.
If you donate $45 today, you will give a girl enough pads for every month of the school year.
Getting your first period is hard enough. Especially in a country where you can’t talk about it. But add onto that the loss of your education, which might be the only thing that could help you out of poverty and keep you away from human traffickers. That’s just too much.
The longer she goes without sanitary napkins, the slimmer her chances are of ever going back to school. Please, donate today so you can change her world tomorrow.