TGUP’s Girls’ Equality Project (GEP) provides washable sanitary supplies to teenage girls in the developing world. The kits cost $5 to produce, but are free to the girls. Without such supplies, the girls cannot manage their monthly menstrual cycles. They drop out of school, instantly becoming second class citizens. In worst cases, they are sold as child brides or sex slaves. GEP kits may be one of the most cost-effective liberations of human potential on the planet.
The kits are made at our sewing centers in Kenya and Nepal and are allowing thousands of girls to lead a normal healthy life every week of the month. With their kits, newfound knowledge, and self-defense skills, the girls are able to look forward to the same educational opportunities as boys. This is something they could not have imagined before. The kits offer the girls opportunity and a chance for human dignity.
Below are photos and videos from South Africa, Kenya, Nepal and Zambia!
Along with every donation of kits, we also provide education on menstrual health and personal safety, and since the start of the pandemic the seamstresses have also been making and distributing masks. More that 60,000 masks have been distributed.