Main aim of the charity
currently we have been working in partnership with the ministry of health, doing health talks on menstrual health hygiene and distribution the sanitary towels in government supported health facilities.
How the employee got involved and why
Kisumu which is considered the second largest city in Kenya has 4 big slums: Obunga, Nyalenda, Manyatta and Bandani, where most people live below 1 dollar a day and cant afford even a meal, pads are hence forth considered luxury.
Since march 2020 when the 1st Corona case was recorded in Kenya, the children have been out of school so they cant benefit from the megre sanitary towels supported through government in Schools.
The girls are therefore left to practice unhygienic practices like using mattress sponges or one pad for the entire menstrual period to avoid shame of staining their clothes.
Worse is when some have chosen to engage in transactional sex for pads.
To keep the slum girl healthy , boost their esteem and free from sexually transmitted infections like HIV, Syphilis Elimu Afya Trust lo donates sanitary pads to these girls
So far more than 800 girls have benefited in the program.
What work does the employee do for charity?
in our quest to end menstrual inequalities such as menstruation period poverty, which most girls especially from the slum areas, are still grappling Elimu Afya trust was developed to help give girls a dignified menstrual cycle.
it targets girls who are undergoing stignmatization related with the menstruation
currently the organisation is relying on the funds from the members and well wishers which is not enough and no reliable sometimes