Empowering women and building a sustainable society!
Save More Kids (SMK) launched The Period Project to provide monthly menstrual pads and care packages to girls & young women living at CCH and the surrounding communities in Liberia. In addition to providing hygienic products for young women, we have initiated health seminars, vocational training, and financial empowerment programs designed to create opportunities for young women to become self-sufficient and contribute to the local economy.
The Period Project serves as a critical peer support group where women bond to address sensitive and essential needs; thereby encouraging a supportive and therapeutic atmosphere for women empowerment.
”The school I attend do not have a working toilet or running water. Most often the latrine is smelly, with no toilet paper and the door no longer closes. Attending one of these schools while you are sick from the flu or malaria or have diarrhea is extremely miserable. Attending school while menstruating is the worst feeling. Most often, my period is extremely painful and my cloth soaks through my underwear but there is no running water to wash it, and I'm forced to use it and have to hide the stain with my book bag.”
”Every month, I use washcloth during my period because I cannot afford pads. I dread this time of the month because of the humiliation I have to face. I often feel sores and bruises from the roughness of the cloth. Sometimes I've gotten infections from using the damp cloth especially during the raining season when it takes longer for the cloth to dry.”
BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SAFETY IS KEY
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
EMPOWER THROUGH VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS
Through the Period Project, women will have the opportunity to partake and successfully complete vocational training, seminars, financial management and ethics classes in order to qualify for micro-financing to start their own business.
EMPOWERING OVER 350 WOMEN
THE GIRL AFFECT