The Restoration Hem Project Inc.
The Restoration Hem Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2016 after learning that girls in Zimbabwe were missing school because of their periods.
We produces and distributes reusable pad kits, presents seminars on menstrual health and hygiene, and builds girl-friendly toilets in schools and communities across Zimbabwe, supporting more than 2,000 girls every year.
72% of girls in Zimbabwe do not have access to appropriate supplies to manage their periods; often using newspapers, cornhusks, and old rags to manage their flow.
1 in 5 girls in Zimbabwe will miss school during her period because she doesn't have what she needs to manage her periods. This leaves her behind in her studies, often leading to dropping out of school and early marriage.
In rural and urban Zimbabwe, 76% of girls are not prepared for the changes happening to their bodies before the start of their first period.
Giving girls what they need to manage their periods helps them stay in school. More time in school means, better health outcomes, higher lifetime earning potential, and later marriage. Every girl deserves the chance to embrace health, hygiene, and all the opportunities that come her way, regardless of her period.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Make a donation (1 time or monthly)
*$25 can give 1 girl a pad kit!
Sponsor a pad kit distribution
*Provide pad kits for an entire school in Zimbabwe.
*Organize a drive to collect underwear that will be included in our pad kits.
Build a girl-friendly toilet
*Fund the building of toilets for a specific school in Zimbabwe.
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