Sustainable Hygiene (SOAR) Kit Project

Restoring Dignity and Soaring to New Heights! Helping school-aged girls soar above their circumstances through menstrual hygiene management and education.DSCN0510

WHEN GIRLS WIN, WE ALL WIN!

Help a girl,  and you help every member of her family, her community and her nation.

  • Girls who have sanitary hygiene are more confident in school and more likely to graduate.
  • For every year of education, a girl receives her future income increases.
  • When a girl has 7 or more years of education, she marries four years later and passes on her knowledge and strength.
  • She will speak up for herself & others and contribute to her community.

WHY SUSTAINABLE KITS?

If you have to choose between feeding your children and providing sanitary supplies, which would you choose? The answer is clear. Where do you dispose of soiled pads when there is no trash service? Littered pads only add to the stigma girls can face. A quality answer that she can count on month after month that is comfortable and effective AND discrete gives her back days of possibility, safety, and dignity.

What happens when GIRLS go without the supplies she needs?

What if not having feminine supplies kept you isolated during menstruation? No study for days. No income for days. No access to hygiene… for days. It happens worldwide to women in impoverished communities. Young women and girls miss an average of five days of school per month, totaling eight months over three years. Now, these young ladies will be able to stay in school. This will have a significant effect on the rest of their lives. Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, rocks, trash, bark, animal skins, newspaper, and corn cobs or husks; the list goes on… all to try to stay in school and all because suitable menstrual resources are not readily available. Some girls trade sexual favors in exchange for hygiene products.  These often lead to a painful infection. Worse, girls are often exploited in exchange for hygiene to keep them in school.  This also affects early marriage, as menstruating girls who are not in school are considered “eligible” regardless of age. It turns out this issue is one of the keys to social change. It’s hard to imagine, but it is true all over the world.

What Can You Do?

The Plan: Speak up. Every girl in the world deserves an education, safety, and dignity. We further this goal by helping girls who would otherwise go without to have access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness. We accomplish this through both direct distributions on the field, by raising awareness. It’s working!

We need your financial support!

Your donation of:

$15 will help sponsor one complete feminine hygiene (SOAR) kit lasting three years *

$25 will buy 25 washcloths

$50 will provide 100 bars of soap

$100 will purchase underwear for 50 kits

$250 will provide moisture barrier fabric to make 1,000 shields

*Sponsoring a kit can include but is not limited to helping cover the cost of administering the program, underwear, purchase of soap in the country we serve, and cost of transportation to the international field service area.

Your financial donation will help sustain and expand our program to young ladies and women around the world.

Will you make the difference in the life of a young girl today?

For more information on how you can be a sponsor or to provide a sustainable hygiene kit for one girl call our office at 804-740-4575 or visit our website at
https://store.vesselsofmercy.org/category-s/1821.htm

You can also visit our Vessels of Mercy Intl Idea Shopping list on Amazon at  https://www.amazon.com/ideas/Vessels/SOAR Kit

Photo credit: Margo Rees