Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach joined Soroptimist International of Capistrano Bay in supporting Days for Girls.
Days for Girls representative, Renee, educated our club about the program and her experiences in Kenya assisted by Diana Orlando, who started the movement in her club, SI Capo Bay.
As a group, we assembled kits that evening and all felt that we wanted to continue this relationship.
Working as one, we can improve the lives of more women & girls locally and globally!
About Days for Girls
Days for Girls began in 2008 when Founder and CEO Celeste Mergens was working with a family foundation in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya where she began assisting an orphanage.
Celeste discovered that girls were sitting on cardboard throughout the time they had their menstrual periods, often without food. The same was true for girls who attended school and women who worked. It quickly became clear to her that having a hygiene solution would enable women and girls to continue going to school or work when they had their monthly periods. This would assist these women and girls to “break the cycle of poverty and live lives of dignity.” (source: daysforgirls.org) To date, the organization has reached over 1 million women & girls in 125+ countries with Days for Girls kits and menstrual education.