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Kansas City girls make re-usable hygiene kits for girls in Kenya

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 14:53:11-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Awesome Ambitions girls in Kansas City are making re-usable feminine hygiene products for teenage girls in Kenya.

Awesome Ambitions teenage girls in the greater Kansas City area launched a community service project to help some teenage girls in rural parts of Kenya have the feminine hygiene kits they need for their monthly ministration.

A 14-year old girl in Kenya died by suicide in September 2019, after her teacher kicked her out of class when she started her period and there was blood on her clothes.

Many girls in remote parts of Kenya and around the world do not have access to sanitary, feminine hygiene products.

The nonprofit, Days for Girls has sewing circles around the world making reusable feminine hygiene kits. Awesome Ambitions is partnering with the non-profit to learn how to make the fabric, reusable feminine hygiene kits.

Once the kits are completed, 20 Awesome Ambitions girls and adult volunteers will travel with Days for Girls in June 2020, to personally deliver the feminine hygiene kits to teenage girls at a high school in Eldoret, Kenya, about 100 miles west of Nairobi.

The estimated round-trip cost for each girl to travel to Kenya is $3,000. If you would like to help sponsor a girl you can make a donation on the Awesome Ambitions website.

Awesome Ambitions is a nonprofit, college and career readiness organization. 41 Action News Anchor, Cynthia Newsome, is Founder and President, and the group is sponsored in-part by Scripps Howard Broadcasting, the parent company of 41 Action News.

All leaders and mentors are volunteers, and do not receive any money. Volunteers are donating their time and services in honor of people who helped them achieve their goals.