Our November 2021 fundraiser was the Sanitary Pad Project. We also successfully took on this project last year as well in partnership with House For All Nations. Below is a brief update on last year's project as well as information for this year's project.
Last year: Even with the challenges due to Covid-19, the Sanitary Pad Project exceeded its goal and volunteers in 2020 managed to make 500 sets -that's 4,000 reusable pads- thanks to our participation and support!
150 sets of pads were delivered to schools in Kampala, Uganda and another 350 sets were delivered to refugee camps in Glue, South Sudan through Team & Team in Korea.
To watch a short video put together by Obadiah Kim and Sue Yea, click here:
ERBF is partnering together with House For All Nations to help change the world for school aged refugee girls in South Sudan, Uganda & North Korea.
Pastor couple Obadiah Kim & Sue Yea, are actively involved with Team & Team International and it was through the work in a South Sudan refugee center in 2018, that they became aware of how many African school-aged girls were losing educational opportunities due to issues related to their menstrual cycles. Since most of them could not afford proper female sanitary pads they would withdraw from attending school for days at a time each month. This also left them in danger of being raped because people knew there was no chance of them becoming pregnant during their period.
Sue shared this situation and information with her circle of friends and together they initially made and delivered over 100 packages of sanitary pads (8 pads/package). Since then, the requests for reusable sanitary pads have grown.