"Talent is universal. Opportunity is not." - Nicholas Kristoff
The Opportunity to Choose.
The opportunity to choose when and whom you marry. The freedom to choose when and how many children you have. The right to choose your employment. The freedom to pursue an education. Around the world, many girls lack the opportunity to make empowered choices about their lives. This lack of agency has real consequences at a local level and for our global community. This is reflected in high fertility rates, limited access to resources, and disproportionately high levels of HIV among other global challenges.
To drive their own futures, girls must have the confidence to exercise their choice and their environment must give them license to pursue their path. For the Good Period leverages community strengths to cultivate an environment that supports girls' health, education and agency so they may live dignified and productive lives. When communities foster girls' aspirations, everyone benefits.
When communities share knowledge and reflect on deeply seated ideas and practices, everyone, especially girls, benefits. Likewise, when a girl is educated and given the freedom to choose her path, her family and community gain as well. Education that elevates a girl elevates her family and community, creating a better more secure world for us all. Statistics show that for each additional year a girl goes to school, she has fewer, healthier children and earns 15-20% more in lifetime earnings. And she chooses to reinvest 90% of her income into the health and education of her family. Change that begins with a girl starts a ripple that extends outward to touch her entire community.
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.