UPDATE: 2/03/2016: Unfortunately the plans we had to assist the girls at a school in Eikenhof did not work out, but we are now going to be working with the Khaya Centre community in Eikenhof. We have now raised over R21475, and donations are still coming in via Riverside Church. If you would like to make a donation, click here to view info and their bank details to make a donation.
UPDATE 20/01/2016: My amazeballs church, Riverside Community is now receiving donations for this, through their outreach team, BranchOut.
Imagine being an underprivileged young woman living in South Africa, without always having access to water and or electricity, and not being able to afford food, let alone tampons or even san pads.
Imagine not being able to go to school because you are having your period and you don’t have san pads. Some use rags as san pads … we won’t even go there on the hygiene issues, not to mention the embarrassment they must suffer.
For most of us, our biggest concern at this time of the month is what comfort food we need and convincing the other half to give us a foot massage. My heart goes out to these girls. So I am raising funds to buy menstrual cups from MyownCup Menstrual Cup. I found out about a school in Johannesburg South, through the outreach team at my church, Riverside Community. As part of a recent outreach they handed out san pads, and when I heard about this I suggested the cups. So I have started raising funds to buy menstrual cups for the high school girls.
Within the next few days I hope to have a JustGiving Crowdfunding page go live, hopefully this will make it easier for you to share this with friends and family across the world. Foreign currency goes a long way!
We have been given a very special price purely for outreach purposes which is R150 per cup. Equivalent of approximately £7GBP, 10USD, 15NZD, 14AUD or 9EURO.
If anyone is interested in helping in the meanwhile, or has any questions, you are welcome to reach me via email or by phone.