Days for Girls, with women from the communities of San Antonio, Santa Elena and Ceilán in San Juan del Sur.
On Sunday, January 7, 2018, Kathleen Brugger and 5 students from the Fundación A. Jean Brugger, Concepción Membreño, Belkys Guillen, Ingrid Collado, Sumpul Quiche, and Idalia Martínez, visited the communities of San Antonio, Santa Elena and Ceilán. The students shared information about health and the menstrual cycle, and distributed Days for Girls kits to each girl. The kits contain washable sanitary napkins.
Days for Girls is a network of dedicated and passionate people who volunteer to sew the washable and reusable menstrual pads that make up the kits, which contain a supply of pads for a month. The kits are delivered free to young women in the communities. In addition, Days for Girls provides educational materials to educate girls about the changes that take place in the female body during puberty.
Thanks to Chetana Karla Shakti for driving and sharing your knowledge, to Rigoberto Morales Rugama for helping us to organize this meeting. Many thanks also to Heidi Glantzberg for bringing Days for Girls to Nicaragua.