Over 100 Girls from Langas an informal settlement in Uasin Gishu County had something to smile about after Family Restoration Organization donated sanitary towels to them.
According to the founder of the organization Gordon Aongo they decided to give them sanitary since most of them cannot afford and have been using rags.
“We have today donated sanitary towels to over 100 girls from Langas estate, these girls are foing through allot since their parents cannot afford even a single mean per day, if thy cannot afford food can they afford sanitary towels doe their girls,” said Aongo.
Last week they donated sanitary towels to over 80 girls.
He said the rate of early pregnancies in slums is high due to lack of sanitary towels since most of them cannot afford.
“The reason as to why we started the program is because we recieved letters from girls telling is how they are suffering due to lack of sanitary towels and that men were taking advantage of after buying for them this crucial item leading to early pregnancies,” he added.
He called on other wellwishers to come to their rescue of the girls since thye are foing through allot.
“I urge both the National and County governments, parastal well wishers to come and help us for us to reach more girls because at the moment we are using our own funds We want to give them continuously until when the school will be opened in January,” he said.
Aongo further said they also help in solving Psychosocial issues which includes family problems, depression, anxiety, worry, substance abuse,sexual abuse,violence and stress -related physical problems.
“Family Restoration also offers support to vulnerable families by providing basic counseling, motivational enhancement and case management. This help vulnerable populations to build self-esteem to confront emerging challenges during this pandemic period hence promote their mental health and psychosocial wellbeing,” he said.
Area assistant chief Kiprono Cleophas applauded the organization for their noble course and urged others to follow suit.
“In the informal settlements life is very hard and for these girls to afford sanitary towels is just like a dream leading them to engage in sex in exchange of sanitary towels. I therefore urge all wellwishers to come to their rescue for them to live a decent life,” the area chief said.
Anyango Vera one of the beneficiaries said it was hard for her to get sanitary pads forcing her to wash clothes for clients.
“I want to thank the family Restoration for helping us, I wash clothes to people to buy sanitary towels since my parents cannot afford to buy them. I urge the government to help the girl child since we are left unattended leading to early pregnancy thus dropping our of school,” Vera said.