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The short term benefits are that girls stop skipping school when on their period and have a deeper understanding of the forest. The long term benefits are that her opportunities and earning power increase, which positively impacts on her children, community and local economy - thus reducing pressures and destruction of forests, and protecting chimps long term.

Through our Girls’ Empowerment Project we create opportunities and earning power increase, which positively impacts young females, community and local economy – thus reducing pressures and destruction of forests, and protecting chimps long term.

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In villages near chimp forests, we employ local community leaders to teach girls how to make their own sanitary pads, plus the importance of conservation.

Educating girls is the most impactful solution to the climate crisis and global poverty.

Yet, right now, decades of progress are being reversed due to COVID-19’s devastating impact. Over 20 million more secondary school age girls will not go back to school after the pandemic2 – especially if they’ve started their period.

In Uganda, at least 700,000 girls aged six to 12 have never attended school. This will get far higher with ongoing lockdowns due to the pandemic.

As global pressures rise, girls are losing their freedom and future: they are the first taken out of school and last to return.

Through our Girls’ Empowerment Project we equip girls and their communities to better understand female health. We teach them how to create their own reusable sanitary pads from locally sourced materials. We enable them to educate their friends and generate a sustainable income. By ending period poverty, we empower young women to stay in school to realise their full potential.

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Community Conservation

Buys one reusable feminine hygiene kit for one girl, Pays for one girl to join our reusable sanitary pads workshop, Buy one school sewing machine used by hundreds of girls, Fund one workshop for 20 girls (who can then teach their friends), changing communities

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$6.00 + $1.50 Tree Donation

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Problem

Women are on the frontline of the climate crisis and deforestation. Forest loss degrades soil, reduces biodiversity and intensifies drought – compounded by increasingly extreme weather. Responsible for food, water and firewood women are the most vulnerable from these impacts – catalysed by COVID-19.

Yet, empowered women are proven leaders in their community.

Educating girls breaks the poverty cycle. Salaries rise, early marriage is reduced, health improves and economies strengthen. As opportunity increases population growth decreases, reducing pressure on natural resources and increasing environmental conservation.

But female schooling is marginalised, particularly when girls hit puberty.

Solution

Over 80% of girls in Uganda skip school during their period each month.

30% drop out altogether.

Sanitary products have become extortionately expensive and rare. Schools have inadequate facilities. Girls also fear being bullied. So girls go absent, negatively impacting their studies. This increases cultural pressures, forcing girls to quit, enter early marriage or even fall pregnancy.

There is a simple, self-sufficient solution. 

Through our Girls’ Empowerment Project we equip girls and their communities to better understand female health. We teach them how to create their own reusable sanitary pads from locally sourced materials. We enable them to educate their friends and generate a sustainable income. By ending period poverty, we empower young women to stay in school to realise their full potential.

Help us give girls back their education – to improve quality of life for all.

The Girl Effect

  • Slash Emissions: Universal education combined with family planning could reduce a huge 85.4 gigatons in carbon dioxide before 2050.
  • Improve Economies: Secondary schooling doubles female income; primary alone increases up to 20%. (5)Reduce Poverty: Increasing a woman’s income by US$10, improves child health and nutrition the same as increasing a man’s by US$110.
  • Strong Nations: For every year of schooling a girl receives, her country’s climate crisis resilience increase 3.2%.
  • Resource Respect: Empowered women utilise resources more sustainably for more productive agriculture, clean air and safe water.