Girls face unique and often disproportionate barriers to their educations related to child marriage, early pregnancy, gender roles and menstruation. The benefits of educating girls is also disproportionately large. That's why our work in rural Kenya focuses on ensuring girls have equal access to education.
Every girl deserves an opportunity for the empowerment an education can provide. Education that elevates a girl also elevates her family and community, creating a better, more secure world for all. Statistics show that for each additional year a girl goes to school, she has fewer, healthier children; earns 15 - 25% more in lifetime earnings; she also reinvests 90% of that income into the health and education of her family.
We are committed to keeping communities at the center of our work. We respect their inherent capacity by facilitating discussions around education, human rights, and gender-based stigmas to better understand their vision for their children's educations. Learning how we might walk together to work towards change creates a space for new ideas to seed and grow. We believe this is the only route to lasting change.
For the Good Period's work is opening up opportunities for thousands of girls in Kenya. With the support of people like you, we've already helped thousands of girls in 24 communities. Private donors fund most of our operations cost so that nearly 90% of donations go directly to support our programs. If you’re compelled by the work we’re doing to create gender equity in education by providing sanitary pads, reproductive health education and human rights based community development for girls, please consider making a gift. All gifts, regardless of size, are deeply appreciated, and have the power to change a girl’s life for the better.
You can charge a donation through our website or snail mail to us at:
For the Good Period, 1028 Palmer Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. We are a registered 501 (c) 3, and all donations are tax-deductible.