(video from 2016 – number of kits distributed is now over 5000)
Well, we are back in Canada and we’re now looking forward to the trip in July. As there will be six of us traveling from Kelowna to Entebbe, we will be able to travel with components for 1500 kits which includes 4 liners, 2 shields, and 2 Ziploc bags. We are almost at our target amount of components for these 1500 kits but if there is more made between now and July, it will be stored for distribution in 2020. Sewing bees are held monthly in Kelowna so email me if you’d like to be involved!
Now comes the Ugandan contribution to the kits. We always want to invest in the local economy and work to empower more women there so we purchase the panties, facecloths and soap from the local Ugandan markets and we employ 4 women tailors to make the other 4 pads per kit.
Our budget for the Ugandan components is $5000. This will pay for:
150 large bars of laundry soap to cut into 10 bars each
1500 drawstring bags
In order to make this goal a reality and to be able to say that we have distributed close to 7000 kits since 2012, we need your support! Please sponsor a few kits so that these girls can stay in school. Each kit now needs $3.33 and will last for 3 years. That is $1.11 per year! A tiny amount invested into a life-changing education.
You can donate through the paypal link (even without a paypal account), etransfer to erika(at)iseesolutions.org, or you can mail a cheque to the address below on the right. Any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt in early 2020 for income tax purposes.
Thank you for helping us serve the vulnerable girls in Uganda. We couldn’t do it without you.