LOL Kenya: Days for Girls Enterprises
Organized by: Carrie Grubb
Majority of girls in Kenya have no resources to take care of their menstrual cycle
- They don't go to school during their period resulting in dropping out
- Some sit at home on a piece cardboard for the week
- Most don't have underwear to pin rags to
- Without a garbage system disposable is not an option
This project will open 3 new Days for Girls (DFG) Enterprises in Kenya: Nairobi, Butere REACH THE CHILDREN(Western Kenya), & Nkoilale (Masaai Mara)
LOL KENYA supports *Days for Girls (DFG) Vision: Every girl and woman in the world has ready access to quality sustainable hygiene by 2022.
- 2 Week Tuition and Board for One ($1500) Kenyan Woman to attend DFG University in Uganda. She will act as Ambassador to support the 3 new enterprises
- 3 Enterprise Packages ($500 each): One for each new sewing location with all necessary tools, patterns, fabric, etc + 50 completed Menstrual Hygiene Kits to sell
- 4 Overlock Machines (similar to sergers) (avg $200 each)
- 2 Sewing Machines (avg $200 each)
- Housing and Transportation for Set Up Volunteers at each Location
LOL Kenya/DFG has distributed over 1200 menstrual hygiene kits to school aged girls in these Kenya areas. We would like to see it become self-sustainable and bring income to the families in the area. We thank all those who have already contributed to our cause. We hope to provide education and empowerment to all women and girls.
Days for Girls (DFG) Enterprises empower women, girls and communities while providing vital menstrual hygiene products and women’s health education to their communities.
A Days for Girls Enterprise is a group of experienced sewers ready to produce and sell Days for Girls kits in their communities as well as provide vital menstrual health and hygiene education. Often these groups are existing NGOs looking to add menstrual health to their existing programs. Days for Girls Enterprises provide woman to woman sales of Days for Girls washable menstrual pads and other relatable menstrual products. They learn to propose Days for Girls kit sponsorships from local and international nonprofits, churches, schools and individuals working within their community. A Days for Girls Enterprise may purchase Days for Girls kits or may receive training to sew their own supply.