Team Leader Inspires Local Officials to Become “Period Warriors”

After watching the Oscar winning documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” last year, Alyssa Teixeira was outraged. So, she took to the internet, searching for a way she could help tackle period poverty and found Days for Girls. Not finding a DfG Team in her area, Alyssa resolved to simply start her own and the DfG Almaden Valley CA Team was born! Since starting her team, Alyssa has been working nonstop to spread the word about Days for Girls and is making a significant impact. Recently, Alyssa connected with the Commission on the Status of Women, hoping for an opportunity to speak to members about the issue and inspire local government officials to become advocates. She was granted this op

Enterprise Spotlight: Chipo Chikomo

Imagine being invited to a meeting by the First Lady of Zimbabwe, the Honorable Auxillia Mnangagwa, at her residence. This is what recently happened to me as I found myself sitting down with Diana Nelson, DfGI Advocacy Director, waiting for the First Lady to enter the boardroom. As the Country Representative for Zimbabwe, I had lots of dreams after launching my Days for Girls Enterprise, but I had not expected this! I knew I needed broad support to be truly successful as an Enterprise in my country -- government support to be exact. And even more precise, the First Lady’s support. I was ready for the conversation and was thrilled to learn of her own passion and interest in supporting gir

Keeping a Promise

Alice Wambui is the 8th of 14 children. She excelled in school for years, working hard to achieve good grades. Then while sitting for the national exams during her final term of Primary School, her first period arrived, heralding in a new era of struggle. She now faced the challenge of managing menstruation without money to buy products, attend school regularly, and maintaining good grades. With nine other sisters, it was challenging for her mother to provide menstrual products for all of them, so Alice was often left to use whatever she could find including old rags, pieces of mattress or the pages from books. Often she experienced infections that set her further back in school. “Some boys

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