July 26th, 2011 | Comments (0)
It’s a beautiful summer, and Huru’s been busy! We’ve had sixteen Huru Kit distribution events, bringing safe, reusable sanitary supplies and HIV prevention information to at-risk girls in six of the eight provinces in Kenya. In June and July, we gave kits to over 3000 girls!
At Gutundu South in Kiambu County, the girls were timid at first about telling us what they used instead of sanitary pads for their monthly periods—it turns out that most use discarded clothing–and all 105 girls were surprised and thrilled by their new Huru Kits. Primary school student Philis told us she will remain forever grateful to Huru for making a difference in her life, and she can now work hard to better her life. She won’t have to miss school anymore.
In Kamulu, where we gave out 114 Huru Kits, the girls weren’t so surprised—they had already heard about us from their friends. Several told us that other local students had praised Huru, and there were shouts of joy when our distribution team showed up. We had a great discussion about HIV/AIDS prevention, and we hope the girls will keep spreading the word.
In Karuri Banana, we gave out 704 kits. One girl at the distribution event was trying to hide her period-stained dress. She was too shy for an interview, but she was delighted to use her Huru Kit right away.
Summer isn’t over yet! With your help, we want to get Huru Kits to thousands more girls.