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That time of the month becomes an inspiration for these young entrepreneurs.

We’re so inspired by this group of young women in Cambodia for stepping up and taking the initiative to support girls in their community. 


A UNESCO report estimates that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa are absent from school during their menstrual cycle. This trend isn’t isolated to Africa - girls in developing communities the world over are missing out on as much as 20 per cent of a given school year because of inadequate resources to manage their periods. Lack of clean water, private washrooms at school, and availability of sanitary products force girls into hiding once a month.

Last year, however, a Food for the Hungry (FH) volunteer transported 200 menstrual hygiene kits to a developing community in northern Cambodia where they were distributed to young girls. It wasn’t long before news spread about just how helpful the kits really are. 

Around the same time, FH Cambodia rolled out their first youth Savings and Loans groups for the young people of the community. 


One group of about 38 girls were inspired by the hygiene kits they’d received. In a bold move, they decided to open up a business to sew their own menstrual kits from local materials and sell them among their communities. 

These proactive young women voluntarily contributed $12.50 of their own money toward a business they're personally invested in. They managed to buy two sewing machines and got to work right away. 


Not only is this Savings and Loans group the first youth business venture in the community, it’s the first being done by young women, for young women. 

Let's support these girls!

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