During our trip in February 2018 we were able to distribute sanitary kits for the girls and women of the orphanage and sewing academy, made by volunteers in the U.K..
It has always been a vision of Bishop Phoebe and Phoebe’s Family supporters to make these kits in country.
We were asked by Siaya County’s First Lady to attend a meeting to discuss this project. All the attendees were enthusiastic but it was hard to see how it would be funded. Well the first Lady true to her word has found the money to start the production of our washable sanitary wear. She is providing materials and some wages for the people who are making the kits.
This is a huge step in the right direction of dignity for the girls and women of Kenya and it starts a healthy open attitude to menstruation.
Our washable sanitary wear means girls will not drop out of school, women can stay at work and we are not creating toxic waste.
So “THANK YOU” to the first Lady and her husband and we will watch as this project unfolds. if you would like to know more about our work please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org .