Kenyan Girls Raise Money to Pay for Pads, to Attend School

A teen growing up in the Nairobi slum of Kibera, like other girls Halima Mohammed couldn’t go to school when menstruating because she couldn’t afford sanitary pads. When her parents died, her grandfather paid for her school fees. Halima and her friends organized a group called Mashujaa (“heroes”) to do fundraising, joining a neighbored youth saving-club and made jewelry and soaps to sell. Halima also wants the group to fight government corruption, stating “We can change Kenya.”

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