Monday, April 2, 2012

Notes from the Field #2: Moving Projects Forward - RockPads

RockPads is a partnership between Little Rock ECD and Eliminate Poverty Now. As we mentioned in our first post from Africa, we met with Judy Gration on our first day in Nairobi. We were so fortunate to have Judy cover shipping for fabrics and supplies for the RockPads project. It was wonderful to meet her!

Judy's generosity, and the generosity of everyone who has donated to the RockPads project, has helped provide the materials needed to make the project a reality, and meet EPN's goals. The sewing center at Little Rock is sewing soft, pretty reusable sanitary pads. Eliminate Poverty Now will distribute them (in kits with lots of other fun items) to school girls who are enrolled in reproductive education and empowerment classes in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. And Little Rock will sell them to adult women, building a sustainable business and generating income! We are so excited to see this project moving forward. Our visit to Little Rock ECD really confirmed all the wonderful news we've had about RockPads, and we are simply thrilled with its success and potential.