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Better Life for Girls


Business No: 722732922RR0001

Better Life for Girls

In the rural village of Méhé, Cameroon, women and girls are excluded from day-to-day activities, being sometimes even forbidden to cook.

"Why?", you ask. Because of myths and taboos surrounding periods.

When you menstruate, you are considered impure.

Not only do girls suffer in silence, but they also rely on rags, newspapers, banana leaves, and old clothing. After all, in a place where agriculture and trading are the main sources of income, menstrual products have no place in the household budget.

Good Neighbours organizes girls' clubs and training sessions to promote personal hygiene. One of the biggest goals of this project is to provide a safe place for women to ask questions, creating learning opportunities in a judgment-free environment. Whole communities are involved, including men.

They all learn about reproductive health and women and girls are empowered to become active ambassadors in their communities.

One of the first steps is to distribute Dignity Kits, with soap, pairs of underwear, reusable pads, and menstrual bracelets to track their periods.

Can you give $14.99 for one Dignity Kit today?