On April 15, GrassROOTS Community Foundation President and Board member along with SuperGirls Amina and Marley Dias will travel to Jamaica to deliver sanitary napkins to Montego Bay High School. This trip is a part of of GCF’s ongoing efforts to end period poverty.
As early as age 9, the majority of girls will begin menstruation. This launch into womanhood constitutes many changes to their lives. For girls with meager and limited resources menstruation introduces new and more stressful financial burdens. The consequences of which can impede their educational achievements. The effects are compounded for those who experience financial distress. Girls who live in poverty often do not have the funds to buy sanitary napkins. As such many will miss up to one week of school per month—a total of 3 months per school year because of their periods. These are often the same girls who are eligible for free and reduced lunches. Therefore, many girls will stay home hungry and in pain.
You can also donate directly to the GrassROOTS Community Foundation by clicking on the button below
To support this effort, you can send sanitary napkins directly to:
Her Flow Foundation
℅ Shelly-Ann Weekes
21 Finch Crescent
Jamaica, West Indies