Ann Feliciano wrote -Days for Girls Metro Manila has been a Days for Girls team for almost 2 years now, and we've been struggling to get supplies, like sewing machines, fabrics, ziploc bags, panties, soaps, wash cloths and most importantly moral support to help our fellow Filipinos.
As a team, all we could do was go to schools and small communities to get the word out there about what we do and provide health teaching on reproductive health. What we are using today is an old, manual sewing machine, and takes us a long time to build kits, as it always needs repair. Lately, we have been receiving some support from individuals, and are expecting around 10 sewing machines, ziploc bags, a couple of hundred soaps from Clean the World Foundation, dresses from Dress a Girl Sydney and Australia.
We know we have a long way to go, and need more efforts to raise funds to get other supplies we need, however we'd like to have a place to store all these items and meet as a team bi-weekly and sew. We meet at a 18 sqm room where our team lead lives and having all these in her house will take up all her space.
Through this fundraiser, we'd like to ask for your help so we can build a small house or rent a good place we can meet as a team, and sew these wonderful pads. Our dream is that we become self-sufficient so we get to help our fellowmen, and one day won't need to ask help from others anymore.
Thank you in advance.