|Ivy Rachele, School Nurse Grace Ismail with Sophie Neville and pupils|
How can I help women in Africa?
What could I do to make a difference?
We have been busy raising funds to buy packs of washable sanitary towels so that schoolgirls in a corner of rural South Africa no longer feel obliged to miss lessons while menstruating. Some of them were missing a week of school every month.
|Verita Shikwambana of Dignity Dreams|
The eco-friendly washable sanitary pads are handmade in Pretoria and last 4 or 5 years. They cost R160 or about £9 for a pack of six, which is exceptionally good value. The packs we distributed were purchased by The Waterberg Trust and Environmental Impact Management Services who kindly brought boxes of the packs up from Pretoria.
|Representatives of Dignity Dreams, Environmental Impact Services, The Waterberg Trust and Meetsetshehla School|
We would love to buy another 200 packs to equip the pupils of other schools in the area that are monitored by Nurse Grace. If you would like to make a donation to this very worthwhile project, you can find The Waterberg Trust website page here.