I was blog hopping on Sunday and came across information about this cause that grabbed hold of my attention. Angie from Love is Spoken Here wrote about a project called the Red Tent Project. Here is a run-down, she is asking woman, crafters to sew reusable sanitary supplies for girls in Ethiopia. A simple, affordable and very doable way to touch someone's life and make it a little better.
here are some facts:
*ordinary woman are unable to afford basic sanitary protection.
*one pack of sanitary pads costs more than 50% of the average monthly wage for women.
*millions of african women are forced to replace tampons/pads with newspapers and dirty rags.
*this can lead to vaginal infections for which there is no available medication.
* these vaginal infections are often mistaken to be sexually transmitted infections leading to social embarrassment and domestic violence.
*wives and mothers are unable to work when they have their periods, further hindering already impoverished families.
*girls are forced to take time off school, further jeopardizing their education.
*because of the economic and cultural crises in africa, its schools serve as more than academic centers. they provide community resources where young people receive basic care and services, such as food programs, clean water and counseling
So I am urging you to get in touch with Angie for the directions and patterns, gather a group of caring woman together and help out with this cause. I am gathering a group of ladies together in my church basement next Tuesday so we can make a small difference. Woman to woman......