Once a vulnerable girl in Kenya reaches puberty, she generally misses about 20 percent of school days due to her period. When even food is scarce, understandably money cannot be spent on sanitary supplies. Many girls use rags, but girls also have to use leaves, newspaper, pieces of mattresses, and even mud. Sadly, many girls also give men sex in return for pocket money to buy sanitary towels. These ineffective and unsafe methods keep the girls at home, away from learning. The cycle of the poor woman not being able to overcome her circumstances perpetuates.
Over the years, many humanitarian organizations have provided Third World and Kenyan girls with sanitary pads. While this is helpful, the supplies must continue to be replenished.
Changing Lenses, Changing Lives has discovered a new trend, which can literally change the lives of girls in Kenya and around the world. The menstrual cup has been around since the 1930s, however it is just now gaining momentum in both developed and underdeveloped nations. It is made from medical-grade silicon, is reusable, and lasts for up to TEN years!
Through their strong sense of social mission a company named Ruby Cup provides our girls with training and gives us a vastly reduced price for their cups. In September of 2015 we introduced the Ruby Cup to girls in the Kaaga Synod of Kenya for the first time. This is truly a Change of Lenses which will decidedly Change Lives! The girls were doubtful initially, but after their two hours of training was complete they were jumping up and down, hugging and thanking us. They know their lives have just improved drastically. One girl, Doris exclaimed that now “it is possible to work hard and be in class ALWAYS!“
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“She generally misses about 20 percent of school days due to her period.”
“The cycle of the poor woman not being able to overcome her circumstances perpetuates.”
“Changing Lenses, Changing Lives has discovered a new trend.”
“It is possible to work hard and be in class ALWAYS!”