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Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:02 PM

Because every woman and girl deserves freedom

Here's a bit of a different charity program, but one which is SO essential. My sister recently got involved in a charity program to provide completely recyclable and reusable hygiene products to girls (and, I suppose women) in extremely poor countries around the globe, women who cannot afford hygiene products.

It might seem stupid to focus on this, but the result of not having this availability causes girls and women to have to remain in their homes, jobless, unable to leave the home, unable to go to school, confined, during the days of their menstruation.

This is a program which frees girls and women to pursue their education and work, and it doesn't require a million dollars to participate.

You can participate if you sew just a little bit, or if you have a little bit to donate. No matter how little. $10 would free 1 girl from confinement during the days of her menstruation.

Please see this link. Thank you.

http://www.daysforgirls.org/their-stories#!__results

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:04 PM

1. bookmarked for link

I've heard that a lot of girls, especially in Africa, are missing a lot of days of school because they have no hygeine products. They are pretty much forced to stay home.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:13 PM

3. Thanks! I was shocked when my sister brought it to my attention

I hadn't even thought or imagined such a thing could be happening around the globe. We take some things for granted.

My sister is pretty good with a sewing machine, so that's how she's 'donating.' I'm going to donate a little bit of cash because I can't sew and I don't even own a sewing machine.

Only $10 will give 1 girl freedom for years and years.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:11 PM

2. This is amazing and awesome! I do not sew, but I did use flannel washable pads when I was still

bleeding. I would be happy to give money to help folks provide the washable type pads I used....

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Response to peacebird (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:15 PM

4. Thanks so much. I remember hearing about the recyclable pads of olden days

And never imagined that someone would have neither those nor disposables. It baffled me that I wouldn't even think about such a thing. This is a great program, and it takes so little to participate.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:23 PM

5. I am not sure that i am happy about the " olden days" ref... LOL!

Yes, it was in the 1990s, but is that really the olden days?
I guess it is but truthfully i do not FEEL old......

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Response to peacebird (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:29 PM

6. Uh oh lol :) I guess I'm too modernized!

On the other hand, is menstruation ever modern?

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:30 PM

7. Here is a video on youtube about the Days for Girls organization.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 06:46 PM

8. I've gotten email re donations to this organization, and I even got an offer...

from (get this, you won't believe it) a guy who knows how to sew (he was in the garment industry), offering to make some of these kits and donate them. I didn't expect that, but I'm glad, because I sure don't know how to sew.

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Response to Sarah Ibarruri (Original post)

Sat Mar 24, 2012, 11:48 PM

9. thank you for posting this very important information --will bookmark and pass it along.

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