You Are Helping More Girls Around the World Attend School!
By Brittany John – Health, Hunger and Education Program Manager
September marked GreaterGood.org’s 11 year anniversary! We celebrate by sharing a few of our successes over the past year. Thanks to YOUR support, we are There When It Matters™ for people, pets and the planet, and we are there to stay!
Throughout the years, GreaterGood.org has supported the distribution of over 13,000 menstrual hygiene kits to girls in need in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Malawi. Inadequate access to sanitary pads leads to poor grades and low completion rates. Improved access to these resources not only improves hygiene and prevents girls from exposure of embarrassment, but primarily seeks to address the 2 million girls in Malawi who miss 3-4 school days PER MONTH simply because of menstruation.
One particular standout story comes from Trinitas in Malawi. GreaterGood.org supported Trinitas with a seed funding grant to start a menstrual hygiene business, and since the initial seed funding grant, 982 girls received menstrual hygiene kits that will last them five years. This is a total of over 6,879 individual pads made by Trinitas’ business and distributed to girls in need in Malawi!
Additionally, we are happy to report that this last year Trinitas’ business is doing so well that she was finally able to leave her job with the College of Medicine and commit full time to her business!
by Brittany John, October 1, 2018