After a trip to Kenya and Uganda, Kelly Rorden and Stephanie May felt a calling to help high school girls deal with the struggles they face as young women in Africa. Many girls in Kenya and Uganda “don’t have money for sanitary napkins,” something that we in U.S. take for granted. Most females living in impoverished communities miss “1/4 of their schooling” due to monthly cycles. Missed school means poor grades, higher dropout rates and some girls even resort to prostitution for money.
Upon coming back to the U.S. Kelly and Stephanie were determined to help these young women stay in school. They started Our Sisters of Africa — A beautiful Etsy Shop dedicated to raising money to support women in Africa by purchasing reusable sanitary pads. Our Sisters of Africa sells handmade jewelry and 50% OF THEIR PROCEEDS go directly towards supporting young women in Africa. With the purchase of just one ring you can provide a girl with reusable pads for an ENTIRE YEAR!
Check out their website or go directly to their shop. You can even like them on Facebook or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org! Spread the word!
What a wonderful idea guys! Keep up the good work!