Presentation on theme: "FEMININE HYGIENE GLOBAL AID NETWORK® (GAIN®) BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE ONE MONTH AT A TIME."— Presentation transcript:
FEMININE HYGIENE GLOBAL AID NETWORK® (GAIN®) BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE ONE MONTH AT A TIME.
WHO IS GAIN? As the relief and development ministry of Cru Global Aid Network ® (GAiN ® ) expresses the love of Jesus Christ in the toughest places on earth by relieving human suffering and restoring dignity. GAiN accomplishes their mission through funding, facilitating, and carrying out relief and development projects through trusted partners worldwide who are committed to spiritual multiplication.
Women and girls have specific health needs, and health systems around the world are failing them.* UNESCO estimates that 1 in 10 African girls miss school during their period, eventually leading to a higher school drop out rate.** Many women and girls use unsanitary materials such as old rags, dried leaves, and other materials because they do not have access to affordable products.** *World Health Organization [WHO], 2009 ** http://menstrualhygieneday.org/ THE WOMEN’S HEALTH CRISIS
In some countries people believe that menstruation is a disease.** Interventions which provide better menstrual management to school girls thus may have a role in improving schooling, sexual, and reproductive health, and wellbeing.* Many girls dropout of school when they start menstruating due for reasons sometimes related to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene at school and/or harsh menstrual taboos. This signifies discrimination, hampers gender equality and infringes on their right to education.** ** http://menstrualhygieneday.org/ ***Mason, L. Nyothach, E., Alexander, K., Odhiambo, F. O., Eleveld, A., Vulule, J.,... Phillips-Howard, P. A. (2013). ‘We keep it a secret so no one should know’-A qualitative study to explore young schoolgirls attitudes and experiences with menstruation in rural western Kenya. Plos One 8(11). 1-11.
Without access to feminine hygiene supplies, women in developing countries can’t leave their homes, and some even find themselves shunned during this sensitive time. Young girls can miss 20 percent of the school year! The washable feminine pads can restore their dignity by helping them reclaim control of their lives and take charge of their health. It also gives our ministry partners the opportunity to tell these vulnerable and wounded women that Jesus loves them and values them. THE SOLUTION
“I am a leader in my local church and am so thankful for the word that we have received. We have been taught that it is our responsibility to reach out to other women. Starting today I am going to reach out to my neighbors. I am also thankful for the pads we have received, because they will help us a lot.” -Angeline, Zimbabwe FROM THE FIELD
“I am thankful to the Lord for everything we have been taught. The pads we have been given will help us so much. Our daughters were having hard times but now we have something to give them. We are so thankful.” -Emily, Zimbabwe (pictured above) FROM THE FIELD