The 5th September is the International Day of Charity. Chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the death of the late Mother Theresa, today is the day upon which the United Nations recognises, fosters and mobilises people around the world to help others through volunteering, philanthropy and charity.
Charity promotes social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. It can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It also promotes the rights of the marginalized and underprivileged.
In the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, the United Nations stated that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. It also acknowledged the role that charities, amongst others, play in achieving that goal.
We at Power of Pads are grateful for all the help we receive from our supporters. By supporting the work of Power of Pads, you are helping to combat the global challenge of extreme poverty and its associated consequences. With your help, we aim to support young girls and women in rural Kenya by limiting the disadvantages they face as a result of period poverty and providing the opportunity to sustain their own businesses. By facilitating local women in making and supplying reusable sanitary pads to local schoolgirls, we help the women to learn new skills and access a sustainable source of income, whilst the girls who receive free reusable pads will be able to attend school consistently and manage their periods hygienically, with dignity and self respect.