It's amazing how small things can made a big different. It was during a ministry trip to a refugee centre in 2018 that Pastor Obadiah Kim & his wife Sue 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 and this ministry is helping "change the world" for girls in refugee camps and villages in Uganda.
AUGUST 2022 UPDATE - Gifts made from February of 2022 were delivered in August 2022 to 550 female students living in Uganda's Rhino and Imvepi refugee camps. These two refugee camps are also places where drinking water development was completed through the minstry of Team&Team Uganda. "With usable water, we can now send out reusable sanitary pads, and we are building restrooms for female students."
JANUARY 2023 UPDATE - The second project of 2022 started on September 15th. By January 530 sanitary pads were made and shipped out for female students to use by January 23, 2023. This time, we plan to distribute the gifts we sent to village women and girls in Busula, Kumgu, Wobulenzi, Bluemezi, and Nango. This area is home to impoverished people and refugees in Uganda. In addition, this project will be distributed to local women and female students through the Seohyun foundation, an NGO working together with Team&Team.