Helping African Girls with Something Most of Us Take for Granted
There are many people helping out to prevent girls from missing school because of their menstruation cycles. There is an organization in Tuscon, AZ, Unite 4 Africa, that is distributing sanitary pads to young girls so they may stay in school during their cycles. Their Sanitary Pads Kenya Project on Facebook page shows them distributing them to girls. The organization such as the Lwala Community Alliance's New Visions Sewing Cooperative help school age girls with uniforms and reusable menstrual pads, sewn by their sewing co-op. Viewing their video shows how helping out can really change young girls lives.
Renee Shelton is a baker and creator of Pastry Sampler. She writes about things she likes or are important to her: the food and service industry, gardening, sewing, and all things pastry. When she isn't barefoot in the kitchen with a dirty apron, you'll find her scouting out old books for her collection.