Period Poverty affects girls and women

Let's help end Period Poverty for females in need. It's a bigger issue than just affordable access to pads and period underwear. 

It's crazy to think in today's world girls and women struggle to have access to sanitary and affordable feminine hygiene products. But it's a legit problem. Let's rally together and help normalize uncomfortable words like pads and period underwear. Girls have periods, period.

On International Women's Day, Buckner launched a campaign to help source period products to provide immediate relief for females living in Kenya. Female children and mothers serviced through the Buckner Family Hope Center in Kenya benefited from the generosity of those who contributed tangible products to help keep girls in school and working women working. No person should have to miss an education or earning wages because they do not have feminine hygiene products. 

From this initial goal to provide humanitarian relief in Kenya, we heard from other girls and women served by Buckner children and family services programs, domestically and internationally. We learned that aid is needed in all locations where Buckner operates

How can you help impact a female's life right now?

We continue to collect feminine hygiene products to include on our humanitarian aid shipments. Please join us in helping females in need. Here's how you can make a difference:

  • Visit this Amazon Wish List (AWL) to help females ranging from 8 to 55. Items purchased here deliver directly to the Buckner Humanitarian Aid Center in Dallas and are prepared for shipments to our different locations domestically and internationally.
  • Donate financially to the Period Poverty campaign. Funds donated to this campaign go directly to the purchase of feminine hygiene products for Buckner children and families.
  • Follow this ongoing campaign and help spread awareness of Period Poverty statistics.

Why help females domestically and internationally?

This Period Poverty campaign is intended to provide immediate relief to females served by Buckner children and family services programs who do not have access to affordable or sanitary feminine products.

Why is Buckner so passionate about helping women gain access to pads? 

  • 80 percent of Buckner International's nonprofit employees are female -- we understand this assignment. 
  • School-age girls in Kenya, who don't have access to pads, may miss one week of school per month. That's not OK. 
  • Working-age females, who don't have access to pads, may miss one week of wages per month, which can be catastrophic for a family trying to rise out of poverty. This is also not OK.
  • Buckner serves vulnerable populations. Females who do not have access to clean, affordable pads and underwear are vulnerable.  

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