In February 2020, four amazing young women presented to the Sustainable Development Challenge to raise awareness about period poverty and its effects on education for girls in Uganda. Anna, Bianca, Isabel and Zahara’s proposal and budget was vetted in December 2019 and made it to the semi-finals where they presented in front of a theatre full of their peers and made it through to the finals where they presented to a theatre full of adults and WON the top prize of $5000 to fund their project.
Their project seeks to empower a group of women in a northern community to make and sell ISEE’s menstrual sets as a way to support themselves and also guarantee that the girls in the community can attend school. The initial stage of the project was to happen in July 2020 with visits to potential sites and starting to look for women interested in the project.
Then COVID hit and everything came to a grinding halt.
But the project is still going to happen, just behind schedule! PUL will eventually arrive in Uganda. A site will be found. Women will be interviewed. Sets will be made. Girls will stay in school.
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