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Malawi Menstrual Cups

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Janie Hampton

Schoolgirls in Malawi want silicone menstrual cups because they are more comfortable, cheaper and greener than pads or tampons.

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Dorcas International

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Donations accepted until 31-12-2019

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In 2017, with your help we raised enough funds to distribute 1000 menstrual cups with the Girl Guides of Malawi to schoolgirls, refugees and rural women. They prefer to use menstrual cups because they are hygienic, comfortable, reduce environmental waste and save money & water. 
Now in 2018, ActionAid Malawi is expanding the project across Malawi. Dorcas International has pledged to raise £35,000 for training and distribution: one donor has already offered £10,000 if we can match it.  £20 gives a schoolgirl ten years of menstrual freedom, and every £20 you give will be matched by £20 from our donor’s matching funds.  This is a photo of how  schoolgirls in Malawi feel after using their menstrual cups for 6 months. Happy! 

Event details

Menstrual Cups for Malawi

Jennifer, 16, a schoolgirl in Malawi wrote to us: ‘I want to thank you on what you’ve given me, the menstrual cup. I had no money to buy sanitary pads. All what my mum could afford was just two pieces of a torn cloth. It wasn’t good at all, I had some sores between my upper legs, they were so much painful. When having my menstruation I could no longer dance, run, or even walk fast and sometimes I could stain my clothes. I just stayed at home until I finish. My menstrual  hygiene was not perfect at all, so I could badly smell. Today I was trying to insert my cup. I can now tell the whole world that it happened without any troubles. It was simple that is why I want to thank you. I will take good care of my cup, I will not share it with anyone.  Thank you, may God give you long life so you do the same to as many as you did to us.’ 
This says it all! 

Event date

01-January-2018 00:00  - 
31-December-2018 00:00

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Donations only

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Donation by David Hodgkinson
on 09-08-2018
£2.75 gift aid
Excellent stuff. More power to you (and the girls you help).
Donation by Marianne Talbot
on 14-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Janie this is such a good thing, thanks for telling us about it.
Donation by Philip S Ritchie
on 22-06-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Georgie Moore
on 19-06-2018
It is these kinds of campaigns and actions that (maybe not so) quietly make the world a better place. Natural injustices need to be fought as well as the social injustices that amplify them. You’re an inspiration!
Donation by Kate and John Purcell
on 15-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Such a brilliant project and so important.. and mostly so invisible and not talked about.
Donation by Sophie
on 21-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
So worthwhile
Donation by Chloe Bruce
on 20-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Excellent cause! Best of luck with it!
Donation by Richenda Gillespie
on 17-05-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-05-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Bob & Tricia Gomersall
on 08-05-2018
£125.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,479.15
Offline Donations: £5,240.00
Total Raised: £11,719.15
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £13,136.40

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