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. 

In 2016, Hope Springs Water began focusing specifically on women empowerment through our Hope for Girls initiative. This three-pronged approach seeks to eliminate the three most common barriers to a girl’s secondary education: inadequate access to water, sanitation, and menstruation-hygiene-management. 

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