We are working with Reading-based charity Creating Better Futures with the vision of empowering young women within the rural area of the Domboshowa region in Zimbabwe.
We discovered that 30% of girls in this area do not go to school during their periods - that's 48 days a year! This project aims to create a co-operative where these women will learn to make their own reusable sanitary towels from local materials which they can then both use & sell to make their own money. We hope that this will enable these girls to stay in school as education is the most powerful tool to tackle poverty.
We are also looking to build a skills centre in which classes will be held, educating the women on matters such as sexual health and clean drinking water.
BBC Radio Berkshire
Eloise Speight and Adesola Aderibigbe popped into BBC Radio Berkshire with the lovely Dorothy Dix from Creating Better Futures to promote our shared project ZIMPOWER! Catch our radio segment live on the evening of Sunday 8th!
You can listen to the full interview here:
£1-a-Day Fundraising Challenge
Team members of Project Zimpower ate on a budget of £5 for 5 days from the 27th Feb to the 3rd March in order to echo the realities of life for the woman in the Domboshowa regions of Zimbabwe for which the project aims to help. Watch the video to the right to see how they got on!
If you like the sound of this project or any of our other projects and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us via email or social media here.