Over the years weâ€™ve heard stories of girls who canâ€™t afford sanitary products. While they are relatively cheap in Africa, if your parents earn $2 a day, there is no way a family will sacrifice food or rent money for that. Instead, most girls stay home from school, keep as still as possible and wait it out. Some have got desperate enough to sell their bodies for as little as 60 cents. Others use rags or newspaper.
Making the Difference
Vision For Life
Measures They Take
$5 For A Packet of Sanitary Products
Itâ€™s that simple to keep a girl in school.
MEET THE GIRLS
Hear from the girls who are part of the girl project in the Kibera Slum in Nairobi
Kendy is a young woman from the Kibera Slum. Here she shares a short story about growing up.
Christabelle grew up in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi. Here she shares a short story about herself and what challenges she faced.
Vane tells what it's like living in the Kibera Slum and what it's like for a teenage girl when she starts menstruation.Â
Agripiner tells what it was like for her when she first got her period. She's lucky because she has a supportive family but many girls struggle to get sanitary products when living in the Kibera Slum.Â