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Periods are a natural process and a part of nearly every girl’s life. However, not having access to adequate period products can often lead to huge feeling of shame and embarrassment, resulting in girls having no option but to stay home and to missing out on school for up to 50 DAYS A YEAR!
We believe no one should be held back because of their period, so Bucket Hats Against Period Poverty is a scheme that we have set up to combat this!
90% of the profits from the sales of our ‘Charity Edition’ bucket hats will go towards purchasing period products (Tampons and Sanitary pads) to be then be donated to schools across Kenya.
We have partnered with Loldia Primary School located in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. Loldia Primary School has 2006 students in total with 360 girls in their top year. Due to the nature of the area many of their students live in very remote areas, some walking several hours every day just to get to school. As a result you can imagine that simply getting access to period products is tall order, not to mention the cost of them for parents who are struggling to put food on the table.
Loldia Primary School has an amazing system where they have a storage space already set up for period products that can be accessed by any student who feels they need them. HOWEVER when talking to the Headmaster, Joseph Njeru, it became starkly apparent that the school was in desperate need for many more products than what they were receiving! This is the case with so many schools across Africa! As a result, we are committing ourselves to donating as many products as we possibly can! In the future partnering with many more schools to be able make as much of an impact as possible!
So please join us on our mission and purchase one of our handmade bucket hats!