Mama Ibado Charity donates pads, pants in Kwale

This is in a bid to reach out to more needy girls and redeem their dignity.

In Summary

•The Charity organization announced it will begin supporting girls at Alwalidayn Girls Rescue Center with provision of sanitary towels and undergarments.

•“We are proud to be involved with this cause of ending period poverty in Kenya. Our collaboration with the centre will ensure that girls will receive an annual supply of sanitary towels,” Vice President, Mariam Ahmed said.

The girls with the donated goodies in Kwale.
The girls with the donated goodies in Kwale.
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Mama Ibado Charity has extended its sanitary pads and pants donation drive to the Kenyan Coastal counties.

This is in a bid to reach out to more needy girls and redeem their dignity.

The Charity organization announced it will begin supporting girls at Alwalidayn Girls Rescue Center with provision of sanitary towels and undergarments.

“We are proud to be involved with this cause of ending period poverty in Kenya. Our collaboration with the centre will ensure that girls will receive an annual supply of sanitary towels,” Vice President, Mariam Ahmed said.

The Centre, which is Kwale-based child-care residential institution houses 150 infant to teen girls who are orphaned, abused, trafficked and forced into early marriages.

Currently, the rescue center has 45 girls who are menstruating with each requiring a minimum of two and maximum of five packets of pads a month.

This number the center CEO says is expected to rise, piling expense pressure.

“The collaboration will relieve the load and worry of catering for the sanitary towels and whatever provision of the budget that was set aside for it could be used to cater for other expenses such as academic materials, clothing among other basic items,” Center CEO, Fatma Bakthir said.

Alwalidayn offers girls all basic needs and equips them with academic and economic knowledge to help them navigate through life once they exit the center.