Imagine you're a young woman attending a school with a single toilet for all students. Imagine that toilet is never cleaned, has no toilet paper, and has a door that no longer closes.
Worse even, imagine attending a school without any toilets or drinking water whatsoever.
To countless girls and women in low income countries, the scenarios you've just imagined are their daily realities.
That is why today, on World Menstrual Hygiene Day, we are so proud to be partnering with The Women's Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) and supporting their Healthy Periods Initiative.
Over the last two years, WGEF has distributed over 2.5 million sanitary pads to 16 schools and 3 refugee camps in Uganda, where need is most critical. By producing these products locally, WGEF aims to create local economies, providing resources and economic opportunities to women and communities through manufacturing and microenterprise.
There's a reason we chose WGEF as our non-profit partner: because of its thoughtful approach to giving back, implementing systems that are self-sustaining and empowering to local communities.
At AMAIÒ, we believe in helping our fellow women whenever and however we can. That's why we donate a percentage of our proceeds to this amazing organization. It's about dignity, period. And that's something that belongs to all of us.
“Imagine you're a young woman attending a school with a single toilet for all students. Imagine that toilet is never cleaned, has no toilet paper, and has a door that no longer closes.”