Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Amazing News: Lunapads Donates 2,000 Kits of Washable Sanitary Pads to Pads4Peace!

We have some amazing news that we have been itching to share with you, our amazing supporters, for some time. We had to wait until details were finalized, but the moment is finally here!

Lunapads is donating 2,000 kits of washable sanitary pads to 2,000 girls in the Kibera slum! These girls are all enrolled in programs covering sex education and gender empowerment in addition to their regular school work. The generosity of Lunapads even extends to covering the shipping costs for the pads, which are being made from environmentally friendly fabrics.

Schoolgirls like those pictured (at this Pads For Peace kit distribution) 
will be the recipients of this amazing Lunapads gift.

This means that 2,000 girls will be able to stay in school, something that will give them so many more opportunities for the future. A donation of this magnitude changes many lives--not just those of the girls receiving the kits, but also the lives of their family members. 

If you're not already familiar with Lunapads, check out what they are all about here. You will see how EPN has been inspired by them with our Pads for Peace project. The founder of Lunapads, Madeleine Shaw, has been extremely supportive and generous, acting as a mentor to Judy and sharing her intellectual property as EPN worked on Pads for Peace.

Contents of original washable sanitary pads kits.
The Lunapads gift will be something similar.

We cannot thank Madeleine and her team enough for their amazing support. 

Distribution of the kits will take place through AFRIPads in July, when John and Judy are visiting Kenya. We will have more news and pictures to share at that time.

We hope you will consider joining Madeleine and Lunapads in helping us change lives for these girls. A gift as small as $10 can make a difference. 

Thank you so much, and please join us in thanking Lunapads by leaving comments here!

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful news and a truly beautiful project. When I first read about it, I wondered how the pads would get to Africa as I know shipping can be cost-prohibitive. So kudos to Lunapads for covering shipping as well. Thank you for sharing such important good news!