Hope For Girls
Few experiences in a young girl’s life bring with them more change, curiosity, and significance than that of menarche, commonly known as a girl’s first period. But, in many places around the world, this phase in the life of a young girl is marked by confusion, isolation, fear and shame. The average woman menstruates for 3,000 days of her life, yet due to social norms and taboos surrounding this topic, menstruation hygiene management (MHM) is often overlooked in WaSH programs.
Hope Springs Water seeks to empower women and girls in the developing world by improving their access to clean water, improved sanitation, feminine hygiene products and instruction, thus eliminating the common barriers that stand in the way of achieving a quality secondary education.