CitiHope is proud to announce a new initiative, Hope For Her, bringing hope and health in the form of reusable sanitary pads and job creation in Uganda, and beyond
Hope for Her (H4H) started with a desire to prevent girls from prostituting themselves to cover the cost of feminine pads.With a $300 budget to make washable and reusable sanitary pads, our team made approximately 300 pads and handed them out to middle and high school-aged girls, while providing basic hygiene and HIV/AIDS education.
The success of this program led to the establishment of a small medical and counseling facility in Entebbe, Uganda to serve a realized population of women under the age of 18 that are being physically and sexually abused. Uganda’s Director of Education pursued a relationship with H4H to expand and promote this initiative to all high schools and women’s prisons groups to continue to this relational, practical, and educational support. H4H became a movement.
SEE WHAT AN IMPACT WE CAN MAKE IN LIVES OF THE WOMEN OF UGANDA.
Imagine growing up in a place where three generations live together in less than 600 square feet. There is no privacy. There is no running water or a toilet, no shower or even curtains for privacy. All is done in front of family, neighbors, and passersby. In these poverty-stricken areas, young girls and women are extremely susceptible and vulnerable to horrible abuses.
Help us support this initiative, Hope For Her
A GIRL NAMED “HOPE”
Hope was abused and prostituted by her father, uncles, and brothers for years. The local authorities called H4H to provide a safe place for this young girl to stop the abuse and somehow find a path to freedom. H4H gave her a job making pads and paid her a wage for her time. Hope used her wages to go to school, and extended her education to a higher degree in order to represent the civil rights of women and children. Today, Hope is happy and has much love in her heart. She continues to speak in high schools and educate women and children about their rights. Remaining firmly committed to H4H’s mission, she still sews pads six hours a day.