in their excitement at receiving the means to stay in school, these local girls are tossing their handsewn menstrual health kits into the air! I have just joined the Days for Girls Lake Chapala Team. The following information is straight from their amazing brochure. Days for Girls is a global movement that prepares and distributes sustainable menstrual health kits to girls who would otherwise miss school during their periods or drop out completely. Days for Girls also provides education in schools on topics including, Self Care, Understanding the Menstrual Cycle, Health and Hygiene, Avoiding Unwanted Pregnancies, Violence Prevention, Sexuality, Circle of Women, and Empowerment.
DfG International has developed the kits as a labor of love incorporating feedback from thousands of women and girls around the globe. The result is a reusable solution that lasts for up to three years, uses little water, dries quickly, saves money over disposables, is comfortable, and has a high user-acceptance. DfG Chapala, besides managing and providing the distribution of kits, also runs a 10 hour workshop (by DfG Lake Chapala Menstrual Health Ambassador, Hana Figueroa) that includes boys in the education and has a continuing program through social media.
DfG Chapala is the only official DfG Team in Mexico. You can help by hosting a meeting, volunteering for sewing, donating time, and donating money. Giving back is part of what makes retirement in the wonderful Mexican culture so rewarding.