An average of 51% of young girls routinely drop out of school in Ethiopia, not because they want to but due to their monthly cycle and lack of sanitary pads … this is what stops them. It is known as Period Poverty. So…. routinely girls will miss several days of school every month….
75% of Ethiopian women and girls do not have access to proper menstrual products and 25% simply lack the funds… The social stigma and poor hygiene surrounding the monthly cycle the most natural thing in a young woman’s life, affects girls severely especially girls who live in remote rural areas….
Working with our local social enterprise Ethiopian partner Arakele, we produce reusable washable sanitary pads/towels along with cotton underpants – all items are produced locally in Addis Ababa by Arakele graduates. Arakele is producing pads for distribution to girls in need working directly through local councils and organizations.
It costs just 10 gbp for 3 Sanitary Pads/Towels – Providing a girl with 3 pads would mean One to Wear, One as Spare and One to Wash.
5 gbp will provide 3 cotton pants which are often difficult to find let alone be able t afford to buy … These are basic essentials for girls.
15 gbp (around 20 usd) will provide one complete set for a girl.
The pads and underwear are also provided in an attractive and discreet fabric bag made from recycled fabrics.
If you would prefer to make a deposit to our Project Pencil Case UK Bank account
The Co-Operative Bank
Name of Account: Project Pencil Case
Account Number: 65529335
Sort Code: 08-92-99
For deposits from overseas:
IBAN – GB70 CPBK 089299 65529335
SWIFT – CPBKGB22
You may send pound sterling checks directly to
PROJECT PENCIL CASE
9 Park Avenue, Scarborough, YO 124AG (the funds will be transferred to Ethiopia)
Thank You Very Much for your Kind Support!