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Need for Sanitary Materials

Sabdio Roba
Posted April 26, 2019 from Kenya

I work with vulnerable pastrolist girls who are going through a lot of challenges in managing menstruation due to lack of sanitary materials including pads and panties. Most have never got access to these materials and they manage their periods in most stressful ways. Some put on several clothes and others sit on sand to drain the blood. They sleep on dried cow skin at night to hide their "shame." So far we have more than 2000 adolescent girls that need sanitary support and I am calling out to you for assistance, incase there is anything you can offer from ideas to donations and other resources. This link explains the need for support more; https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/sabdio-roba/posts/89063. Kindly help in making this girls enjoy a safe and wonderful menstruation days.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 26, 2019
Apr 26, 2019

Hello dear,

How are you doing? Yes, this is a sad situation for a lot of girls. Have you tried doing a fundraiser on indiegogo.com, or can they learn how to make reusable pads, or get reusable pads?

Sabdio Roba
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019

Hello dear,
I have not yet initiated any fundraiser and yes reusable pads can be of great help. We are still working on how to come up with nice/long lasting reusable pads for girls.

Jill Langhus
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019

Hello there:-)

There are a few WP sisters who could probably help you to learn how to make reusable pads. Have you tried Doreen Bieri, Sally or Olutosin?

Sabdio Roba
May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019

Thanks dear
do you have their contacts/email addresses?

Jill Langhus
May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

You're welcome. Yes, I will add the links below to their WP profiles. You can also message me if you need more, too:
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/doreen-bieri
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/masaliens
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/laison-sylvie
https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/harris

Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 24, 2019
Aug 24, 2019

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1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.