Members of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks gave their time and energy, on the morning of October 7th, to help make DfG pads to be delivered to young women in Mozambique.  Days for Girls International, is an organization founded by Celeste Mergens in 2008, that supplies menstrual cycle kits for women in developing countries.  At this event at the Maidu Center in Roseville, over 150 new DfG kits were created from materials donated by local merchants, so that young women in Mozambique can feel good about themselves.
Period poverty is a term used to describe the struggle that many women and girls face because they lack access to adequate menstrual health management supplies and education, and it can have serious consequences.  While the evidence is still developing, we know that without access to available, safe, affordable period products - and safe and convenient facilities with water and soap - menstruators may experience many difficulties in their lifetime.  Days for Girls provides holistic menstrual health education, increased access to menstrual products, and advances global menstrual equity through partnerships with governments and health coalitions.  Members of the Rotary Club of Fair Oaks did their part to contribute to the well-being of these young ladies.