“Imagine… What if not having sanitary supplies meant DAYS without school, DAYS without income, DAYS without leaving the house? Girls use socks, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they can find…but often miss 3-5 DAYS of school every month. Resolving this issue is key to social change for women all over the world. The poverty cycle can be broken when girls stay in school.”Excerpt from the Days for Girls brochure
In 2008, Celeste Mergens began Days for Girls to address the lack of feminine hygiene products in many African countries. She also brought education to girls and women regarding menstruation, hygiene and safety. Blessman International, based in Iowa, joined in this effort in 2014, and in 2015 Deb Lacock started a group at Wayne Zion to sew feminine hygiene kits from the pattern developed by these ministries. This dedicated group of Wayne Zion women continues with a sewing day once a month. Learn more about Days for Girls and the important benefit this sustainable solution brings to girls and women in developing countries.