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Sustainability of Reusable Pads

Sustainability of Reusable Pads

Access to sanitary products is a basic right for girls and women around the world. However, in many developing countries, including Kenya, period poverty is prevalent. Not only are sanitary products expensive and therefore inaccessible to girls living in poverty, but...

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What Your Donation Can Do?

What Your Donation Can Do?

A relatively small amount of money can be life changing in rural Kenya. By donating whatever you can afford, will really help us to provide grants of a few hundred pounds to women to start pad making businesses which in turn will help them to support their families....

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World Population Day 2020

World Population Day 2020

World Population Day came into being in 1989 and the initial aim was to raise awareness of population issues. In 2020 the focus is on the pandemic and how this is affecting different aspects of communities. Like all countries affected by Covid 19 Kenya has had to lock...

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The Impact of the Virus on Girls

The Impact of the Virus on Girls

With the world in the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic it's difficult to know specifically how it is affecting girls and women in Kenya. What we can presume is, it will not be making their menstruation experience any easier. We do know that all the schools have closed...

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Into the Future

Into the Future

In 2013 Friends of Buburi put in place a strategic plan for handing over the complete running of the clinic to the Community Based Organisation by 2020. This means the clinic will be fully run and managed by the community for the community.  The appointment of a...

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Amazing Results from Sanitary Pad Project

Amazing Results from Sanitary Pad Project

We've been completely overwhelmed by the amazing results of our sanitary pad project. Here's what a Headteacher told us: Absenteeism is down by 40% across the school. It’s a co-ed school, and this figure is due to girls not missing school when they have a period. ...

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International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity

The International Day of Charity was established with the aim of encouraging and inspiring people all around the world to help others through humanitarian and volunteering activities. The 5th of September was chosen by the UN as the International Day of the Charity to...

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UN World Humanitarian Day

UN World Humanitarian Day

Photo is of Edward, our senior nurse/midwife on the porch of Buburi Community Clinic When we usually think of the word humanitarian it's often in relation to humanitarian aid that's given in response to some disaster, either natural or man-made. In fact a humanitarian...

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International Day of the Midwife

International Day of the Midwife

Today is International day of the Midwife. We celebrate by honouring those midwives at Buburi Health Centre who are supporting women and enabling healthy births every day. Together they educate and inform mothers and communities that to ensure a safe birth and a...

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