Monday, July 12, 2010

Sister Hope

I usually don't usually do this with my blog, but I couldn't pass up an opportunity to spread the word about such an amazing organization. I stumbled across it the other day from one of the blogs I read (I'm horrible for not remembering which!) and thought it was such a great idea. Sis Hope: "Buy a bag. Give a kit. Keep a Girl in school. " So Simple!

The basic things we take for granted, ya know? Women in Uganda use really unsanitary methods to care for "that time of the month". They resort to mud, tree bark, and newspaper which is ineffective and often leads to dangerous infections.

"Sis Hope is dedicated to keeping girls in school everyday, even during their period. We destribute resuable mentrual kits to school girls in Uganda through our partnership with Afri Pads, a female run social business located in Masaka, Uganda. Afri Pads trains and employs local women to sew resuable cloth menstrual pads using pedal operated sewing machines."

Can't get any better than that - helping to give women work, and giving a girl a kit so that she can stay in school. I'm in! All of the bags are "Fair Trade bags hand sewn by women for women. Each purchase provides an income generating opportunity for female artisans living in impoverished and conflict ridden areas of the world. With each bag, youre not only providing menstrual protection to a girl in need for an entire year, but you're empowering a woman to support herself, her family, and her community."
I bought the Sling Purse which is currently on sale for $18!

You can read more about this organization or purchase your own bag at

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